The ‘Barbie Complex’ in the Working World

By Karima Hmimsa Last weekend, my sixteen year old daughter glanced up from her laptop and announced that she had just ordered some green coloured contact lenses to emphasise her already beautiful green/brown eyes. I was really

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

Iraq’s Little Painter

By Lemya At this moment, the name Azal might not mean much to you. However art critics predict that it won’t be long before the name Azal is synonymous with the greats of abstract art. No, she

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

Dancing Away the Years

By Uns Al Shabib Baban Age is a hot subject for us these days. Whether we decide to announce our age or not, one thing is clear, it is definitely an ongoing issue which we discuss at

From Layla to Nina, the legacy of Iraq’s first magazine for women reborn today

Reem Farah, 21 years old, is a recent graduate of International Relations and Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies from the University of Toronto, and hopes to contribute to civil society. She is residing in Jordan.  This is

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