Interviews

Hana Sadeq: Every Iraqi Women should have a Statue

By Sana Bekki I met with Hana Sadeq, the Ambassador of the Arab fashion in Amman. Honoured by one of the world’s fashion capitals, Rome, as the “Ambassador of Arabic fashion”, Hana is the first designer to

Iraq’s First Female Goodwill Ambassador: Making my Voice reach the Farthest Corners of the Earth

  Me’aad Hussein Sahar addresses women through “Nina” in this interview with Sana Bekki, telling us to: Always be proud to be an Iraqi woman. Me’aad is the first Iraqi woman to be recognized as a “Goodwill Ambassador”

Paintings tell a story of a nation; Iraqi Artist Mona Marei

 Interview by: Sana Bekki “Baghdad, a paradise on earth…. Oh, I miss it so much. I keep counting hours to go back to paradise.” I overheard this statement in Amman last week. A woman whose hometown was

Political Passion, Corporate Power

Parwen Babaker is Kurdistan’s ex Minister of Industry and a business woman, wife and mother. This elegant, quietly spoken woman is tough and determined and has leveraged an impressive political and corporate career.  Parwen champions building human capacity through

Our End Game – An Iraq that belongs to All of Us

Maysoon al-Damluji MP speaks to Madeleine White and Sana Bekki about the private sector, Women’s’ economic empowerment and the importance of cultural heritage. I had first come across Maysoon al-Damluji through the magazine Noon, written for Iraqi

Suaad Allami, a Vital Voice of Leadership for Iraq and an Inspiration for Women Everywhere

by Madeleine White It is interesting when you interview people. Sometimes you get to meet them physically, sometimes you get to speak by skype or by phone, other times answers are returned by Email. Each interview leaves

Tough Talking for Tough Times, a Moment in Time with Ewa Bjorling, Sweden’s Minister for Trade

  On a very wet  May afternoon, three team  Nina stalwarts met with Dr Ewa Bjorling, Sweden’s minister for trade at her Ministry in Stockholm. Minister Bjorling became the first female minister for trade in the year 2007 (only

WEEnable – Nina Reaches for the Sky with Faruk Mustafa Rasool

The Iraqi billionaire industrialist shares the secret of his success – Women’s Economic Empowerment! We had risen early and were driving from Erbil through the mountains to Suli, welcomed by a glorious dawn. I had arrived from

Inspiring the World, with Zaha Hadid

Dame Zaha Hadid, a self-professed world citizen, learned the art of nation-building in Iraq, a country that defines her past and will possibly come full circle, as a nation rebuilt, with her buildings as physical symbols of