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I am a sandwich generation carer and I’m a man!

by Mark Tilbury There have been a range of articles and blog posts on how to manage a career in the West and dealing with a young family. The work / life balance agenda is high on

Keeping Iraq’s Oil Flowing

Accenture Oil and Gas consultant Waleed Kamhieh explores an overshadowed success story In June 2015, Iraq produced an average of 3.19 mm bbpd (million barrels per day), the highest level of production since 1980, and it has

Leadership and support in the home

By Giulia Spingardi   I am a newly recruited consultant, working for Accenture, a global consulting firm. I am 23 years old, and originate from Italy although now I live in London. I am writing today because

Nina meets Nadje

Professor of Gender Studies at SOAS University of London, author of two books, co-founder of Act Together: Women’s Action on Iraq, Nadje Al-Ali, talks to young writer Yorva Tsiakara about the way Iraqi women have inspired not

Bridging the Great Gender Gap: Women in Financial Services in the Middle East

By Anunitha Thomas Aside from my vested biological interest in gender inequality, I’ve been inspired by the relative improvements in the standard of living and wages of people, especially for women across the world. I think it

The Bridge Children

By Nour Hamed Two years ago, I started my current job. To get there I have to cross the same bridge every day. That bridge is always crowded. Sometimes, it can take me up two hours to

Awan – Connecting African Agribusiness Women to Iraq

  by Awan EA, the new face of African Agriculture Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya. We are a network of  successful women in Agribusiness from East Africa and are keen to share business opportunities and stories with business women

Exploring leadership – the role of business as an enabler for social change

by Madeleine White The GDP growth of emerging markets is outstripping that of the developed world with  natural resources in particular, offer real opportunity. The Middle East Congress held in London earlier this year cited the region’s

Who is right? – A Question of Religion

By Nour Hamed In our daily life, we often argue about simple stuff like the best food, the nicest color, the cutest haircut for the season, etc., or about complicated issues like the 2008 economic crisis or

Interview with H.E. Ambassador of Japan to Iraq, Mr. Kazuya Nashida

 By: Lemya Ayub   It is 2:00 pm Monday afternoon. I have been preparing my questions and kind of know what to expect, however, I am also slightly nervous at the time frame of the meeting, simply