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Is Architecture the Profession for You?

  Are you a young high school student dreaming of a career in architecture and wondering if it is the profession for you or not? Architecture is a really interesting job. It’s rare that you do the

Mentorship and Working in Hotels as a Career

I have heard about mentoring, and think I would like a mentor; what do I do and why is it important? My name is Sura. I am 32 and recently started a new job. I met my

Nina Business Showcase: Meet Sarah, Mistress of Fashion Fusion!

Sarah Albayati is a fusion of Arabic, Turkish and Kurd: something she is very proud of! Having graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Baghdad, she set out to be a fashion designer, reflecting her passion

The Secret of a Successful Working Partnership

Leading archeologist Jane Moon and her husband Dr Robert Killick share the secret of a successful working partnership. The couple are leading a team of 16 to unearth the old Babylonian settlement of Nasiriyah. The archaeology of

The current legal status of Iraqi women

Raya Abu Gulal I am delighted to be editing the Laws and Ideas page for Nina, as I believe that creating a safe environment legally for women to work and do business in is essential for the

Valuing Women in the Global Marketplace

by Zayneb Mahdi   Networking. Few things will help you establish and grow your business faster than creating a strong network. With Nina, you have a headstart. We have two pages devoted to meeting women just like

Nasma’s Story

I knew Nasma* throughout my childhood and adolescence. She was a well-mannered girl and most of the time used to keep silent, even in situations in which she was required to engage in some talk. We all

Past Strength: Insights from the past, creating strength today

Nouriya Shaya turns 90 this year. The first female bank manager, responsible for all Rafidain bank branches outside Baghdad, tells her story. I come from a family of successful merchants, with high expectations for women to be

Internships: From Education to Employment

Katie Ramsey, Director of FinanceInterns, a leading education and training company in the City of London shares her experience and perspectives. You’ve studied hard and achieved all you wished for from the world of education, and now

It’s All About Me!

Guest Editor, Mehrnaz Allawi I am Naz Allawi, wife and mother of two grown-up daughters. I live in London. “Empowerment for me has always been about having the confidence to be myself. I don’t apologise for who