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No Women Empowerment without Security

The Ongoing security challenges for Women in Iraq By Raya Abu Gulal, Lawyer and Co-Founder Women Lawyers Group-Middle East Women in Iraq continue to face growing security challenges due to structural changes within country, a general shift

The Power of Networking

By: Alexandra Botescu What is Networking? Networking is creating and nurturing professional relationships. Networking allows you to learn about different industries, careers, organisations and job opportunities. Networking plays a key role in career advancement. Being smart and

Since When Is Management Consulting a Real Job? A Brief Overview in 2 Parts

By Gergely Lodinsky Never since the days of alchemy has a profession drawn as much fascination, mystery and, at times, derision as management consulting. “Since when is management consulting a real job?” asks a character in the popular

Nina interviews Zain Duraie

“How painful for someone to not be able to read and write, being illiterate is a monster for anyone, and it broke my heart to see women still suffering from this.” Illiteracy can be a major impediment to female

Humanity, Antiquity, and Three Special Women

By Jane Moon Abstract History may seem to be about the deeds of men, with the role of women limited to domestic tasks and indirect influence. But sometimes we find women who played a special part in

Investing in Gender Equality for Growth

by Gabriela Ramos Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa OECD Across the world women made great strides in their level of education over the past decades, and this helped increase their participation in the labour market. Nevertheless,

Iraq Progressing in a Difficult Climate

By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe, CEO of Somer Industrial Projects (SIP) Since my last article a couple of months ago, a few things have taken place such as the drop in oil price. This directly affects Iraq as an

Why We Need More Women in the Oil and Gas Industry

By Aimee Blache Changing societal expectations have women breaking barriers in oil and gas as well as other male-only industries left, right and centre, although to say that we have completely shattered the glass ceiling in the fossil

Seven Months in the Middle East

  By Nicole Donnachie Hello! I’m Nicole and I wanted to write for Nina magazine because I believe in its mission of cultural exchange and knowledge-sharing, especially amongst women. I’ve enjoyed reading the wealth of articles on

Transition Announcement

Nina Magazine’s Co-founder and Editor in Chief Madeleine White, will be transitioning from her current operational role in Nina-Iraq, to support community and communications based Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) projects in Africa and India. In Madeleine’s words,