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Coconut Oatmeal Cookies – Recipe 2 by Naz Allawi

From The China Study Cookbook by Leanne Campbell, PhD. I made these for my girls often: 1 banana, mashed 1 cup milk (non diary if you like) 3 tbl spoons of Agave Nectar I teasppon vanilla 1

Fessenjan Stew – Recipe 1 by Naz Allawi

This is one of my favourite recipes Fessenjan stew and is one of the most popular Iranian dishes. 5 Tbsp. olive oil… 2 large onions, peeled and thinly sliced 2lb. chicken legs/thigh/breast, cut up 1lb. butternut squash,

Poems by Madeleine F White – A Working Mum

I Want – October 2014 I want to drown in their laughter I want their kisses to smother me I want their tears to stab me I want their smiles to pierce me Whilst the memory of

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