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Studying Abroad – A Wonderful Journey

By Nour Hamed 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

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

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe, CEO of Somer Industrial Projects (SIP) As we wave goodbye to 2014, I am reminded of all the superb achievements of the last 12 months. The ever-changing shifts in the international socio-political scene have

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

My Story: Succeeding in a Male-Dominated Environment

By Emily Taylor I’m 26 years old and working for Accenture as a Technology Consultant. I joined as a graduate just under 3 years ago, and the journey has definitely has been an interesting one so far.

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

Nina goes Off the Grid and Into Action

  Jane North, Board Member for the Permaculture Research, entrepreneur and expert, explores why plugging into green tech is the way forward for Iraq.   ‘Green Technology’ refers to environmentally based systems that replace the burning of