Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

By Mashal Kadri I started working at Accenture last fall. In our very first week, we were given a talk on the importance of prioritizing our health and wellbeing. As a part of this, the moderator asked

Nina Reaches for the Sky with Faruk Mustafa Rasool

The Iraqi billionaire industrialist shares the secret of his success – Women’s Economic Empowerment! We had risen early and were driving from Erbil through the mountains to Suli, welcomed by a glorious dawn. I had arrived from

International Women’s Day Event in Iraq:  Present Reality, Future Hope

Nina Magazine is delighted to be playing a pivotal role in Iraq’s International Women’s Day Celebrations as media partner. Hosted in the Grand Millennium Hotel in Suleimania on 7-8th March, over 300 delegates from across Iraq and

Dear Nina – I have an idea for a children’s book, how do I go about publishing?

I am  based in Baghdad and have recently turned 40. Following this landmark birthday I want to turn my dream of  writing children stories into a reality.  I wonder if you could help me understand the whole process

Studying Abroad – A Wonderful Journey

By Nour Hamid It was around noon when my flight arrived at College Station TX – my home for the next two years as a graduate student at Texas A&M University. After a long flight from Baghdad,

A Brave New Iraq – a Moment in Time with Mais Abousy

Mais Abousy, an Iraqi-born US citizen and Attorney-Advisor to the U.S. Department of Commerce, shares some universal truths with Nina Magazine’s co-founder Madeleine White. In order to build sustainable long-term economic growth in Iraq we need to

How do you see your Future Environment?

Iraqi Intelligent Systems Engineer Muna Hamdi  wants Nina readers to participate in discussions around how we want our future environment to develop. Muna launched IMobility: Future Vision’ in 2009; membership is now in the thousands and spans

Gender as a strength – navigating my career (so far) in a man’s world

by Judith Jackson As a UK born and UK educated woman, whose formative teenage years were in the later part of the nineteen-nineties, I took for granted that gender was a convenient means to describe my anatomical

The ‘Barbie Complex’ in the Working World

By Karima Hmimsa Last weekend, my sixteen year old daughter glanced up from her laptop and announced that she had just ordered some green coloured contact lenses to emphasise her already beautiful green/brown eyes. I was really

Medical Matters for Women

My name is Badenan Ibrahim Fathulla. I am originally from Kurdistan and have spent much of my working life in Baghdad. I am currently working as a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Royal Free Teaching Hospital