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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

Melad Hamed  – the Business of Fashion

Melad Hamed, is well-known in Iraq and across the Arab world as the cutting edge fashion designer with a heart of gold! In an interview with our reporter Lemya, Melad shared his rise to fame with Nina’s

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

Looking good, Feeling great – with Maya Nassar

By Nynke Burggraaff Nina-Iraq recently sat down with Lebanese fitness star and business woman Maya Nassar to talk about what motivates her, how she stays in shape and what her advice is for Nina’s readers to get

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

Melad Hamed  – the cutting edge fashion designer, with a heart of gold

By: Lemya Ayub Melad Hamed, is well-known in Iraq and across the Arab world as the cutting edge fashion designer with a heart of gold! So when his team approached Nina with the offer on an interview

Defining  Friendships in a Networked World

By Karima H’mimsa   How we relate to each other has undergone a marked change over the last two decades. In the pursuit of individualisation, we’ve moved away from traditions that have underpinned the way we had

Iraq Petroleum Conference 2015: Women and a New Kind of Dialogue

It was the third and final day of the Iraq Petroleum conference, hosted by CWC in London. It was breakfast time and I was just about to take a second bite of my croissant, when the guy

Educational Institutions … Instruction or Destruction?

By Afnan Al-Allak Every person is a pillar of society – in other words, all individuals share equal responsibility for being positive contributors to society. If the pillar is strong, society will be strong. Put enough weakened

The Burden of Memories

by Rami Mackie The stray thought came quickly. He didn’t understand the context, but knew this faded illusion, this fantasy needed to be caught. It was elusive and his mind was sluggish when compared to the immediacy