Beautiful You

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

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

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

Body Language: The Most Important Language

By Afnan Al-Allak , specialist and lecturer in Human Development – running courses and lectures in Body Language, NLP, Self-Management, Multiple Intelligences Theory. I personally believe that body language is something we, as human beings, should be

Top Business Tips for 2015 – by Lara Morgan, millionaire investor, wife and mother

Lara Morgan knows a thing or two about doing business globally and we at Nina-iraq are delighted she is sharing her top 10 business resolutions with us this January! At the age of 23, Lara started her first business, Pacific

Dancing Away the Years

By Uns Al Shabib Baban Age is a hot subject for us these days. Whether we decide to announce our age or not, one thing is clear, it is definitely an ongoing issue which we discuss at

Sexual Harassment: Fact not Fiction

  By Karima H’mimsa As a female employee working in an international environment, I am intrigued that even in 2014 issues around leadership, flexibility in working hours and sexual harassment are able to impact women in the

Mawada – a promise of hope from a new generation of women in Iraq

By Lemya “Mawada”, a group of young Iraqi ladies, most of them college students with some from high school, have developed a new concept of voluntary and charity work. Refusing to just helplessly watch the unfolding crisis

Hana Sadeq: Every Iraqi Women should have a Statue

By Sana Bekki I met with Hana Sadeq, the Ambassador of the Arab fashion in Amman. Honoured by one of the world’s fashion capitals, Rome, as the “Ambassador of Arabic fashion”, Hana is the first designer to