Iraq Progressing in a Difficult Climate

By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe, CEO of Somer Industrial Projects (SIP) Since my last article a couple of months ago, a few things have taken place such as the drop in oil price. This directly affects Iraq as an

Why We Need More Women in the Oil and Gas Industry

By Aimee Blache Changing societal expectations have women breaking barriers in oil and gas as well as other male-only industries left, right and centre, although to say that we have completely shattered the glass ceiling in the fossil

Seven Months in the Middle East

  By Nicole Donnachie Hello! I’m Nicole and I wanted to write for Nina magazine because I believe in its mission of cultural exchange and knowledge-sharing, especially amongst women. I’ve enjoyed reading the wealth of articles on

Transition Announcement

Nina Magazine’s Co-founder and Editor in Chief Madeleine White, will be transitioning from her current operational role in Nina-Iraq, to support community and communications based Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) projects in Africa and India. In Madeleine’s words,

Feminists Inshallah!

By Karima H’mimsa Back from my holidays with my family, I was chatting with my friend Gulhan about my time at Riad Kheirredine in Marrakech where I had an amazing stay.  Showing her the pictures on the

Unlocking the Untapped Potential: The Impact of Women’s Economic Empowerment on Socio-Economic Welfare

by Athena Sharma I am a passionate feminist and advocate for gender equality and these ideals have been ingrained in me from an early age. Growing up with a single mother in India, which is still a

And then there was light…

By Nada Ahmed It has been over three months since I wrote my first article for Nina. I was then still waiting for an opportunity, a light at the end of the unemployment tunnel so to speak.

Moving to the Cloud

By Shatakshi Singhania, with support from Siddharth Bishnoi “Moving to the cloud” was a phrase found only in fairy tales just two decades ago. Today, however, it refers to the use of servers, storage and other tools

The Importance of Civic Engagement

by Christina Bache Fidan We live in a more globalized and interconnected world through the use of technology yet, we are often disconnected from the policy decisions that impact our lives. Since governments do not have the

A New Hope for Iraq’s Oil and Gas Industry?

By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe, CEO of Somer Industrial Projects (SIP)   After celebrating the end of Ramadan, I hope that everyone experienced a welcoming Eid al-Fitr. Unfortunately, the time of joy for Iraqi citizens was tinged with sadness due