Internships: From Education to Employment

Katie Ramsey, Director of FinanceInterns, a leading education and training company in the City of London shares her experience and perspectives. You’ve studied hard and achieved all you wished for from the world of education, and now

It’s All About Me!

Guest Editor, Mehrnaz Allawi I am Naz Allawi, wife and mother of two grown-up daughters. I live in London. “Empowerment for me has always been about having the confidence to be myself. I don’t apologise for who

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

Oil and Gas Industry Insights

An introduction to our new columnist, Samar Rassam-Whitticombe I am the founder and director of Somer Industrial Project (SIP). I was born in Iraq and graduated from the University Of Technology with a BSc in control and system

Mobile Miracles

“By being better connected, women feel safer, find employment, start businesses, access banks, learn about market prices and altogether benefit socially and economically.” 
Cherie Blair Global research shows that access to mobile phones can provide new economic

Afren, supporting Kurdish Women NGOs in Bardarash

In November 2012 Afren fully furnished and equipped the Shazada Women’s Centre and the Kurdistan Women’s Union. Both centres are now furnished to accommodate sewing, language and IT classes, which are run by female volunteers. In order

A Woman in the World of Insurance

By Rina Amireh, Head of Employee Benefits Division at Anglo Arab Insurance Brokers (AAIB). As a young female, heading up the Employee Benefits Division at Anglo Arab Insurance Brokers (AAIB), a leading international insurance broker for post-conflict territories,

Financial Literacy

Although men are typically involved in public functions such as business and politics, women tend to be the strongest drivers of economic and social development. It is generally the husband, father, or brother who officially owns the

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

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Nazahat

“I want the entire world to know what an Iraqi woman can do. I trust that I will change my life to be better than before.” Nazahat, a mother of five living in Baghdad, is one of