Women of Egypt News & Achievements – May 2020

Saturday May 23, 2020

The month of May 2020 was filled with more gains and achievements for the Women of Egypt.

Dr. Sahar al Sonbaty appointed Secretary General of the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood

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Dr. Sahar Al Sonbaty

Egypt’s Minster of Health Dr. Hala Zayed, appointed Dr. Sahar Al-Sonbaty as Secretary-General of the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, succeeding Dr. Azza Al-Ashmawi, who passed away in April 2020.

Dr. Sahar al-Sonbaty, worked as Head of the Ministry of Health and Population’s Family Planning Sector

Amina Tarraf Appointed Assistant Minister of Social Solidarity for Social Policie.

Amina Tarraf

Egypt’s Minister of Social Solidarity appointed Amina Tarraf as an assistant to the Minister of Social Solidarity for Social Policies.

Amina obtained her B.A in Political Science and Government from the American University in Cairo in 2012.

She received her Master’s in Political Economy of Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, U. of London in 2016.

Egyptian author Reem Bassiouney wins Naguib Mahfouz Award for Best Egyptian Novel

Reem Bassiouney

Egypt’s Supreme Council for Culture announced Reem Bassiouney as the winners “Naguib Mahfouz Award” for “Best Egyptian Novel” for her bestselling 2018 novel Welad el-Nass (or The Mamluk Trilogy).

Reem Bassiouney’s novel — on the bestseller lists of both the 2019 and 2020 Cairo Book Fairs — tells the story of a Mamluk ruler who chooses a bride from a middle-class Egyptian family,

Huda Osman Appointed to work in the Office of Science of the Minister of Tourism

Huda Osman

After graduating from the Faculty of Archeology among the top of her class, Huda Osman was appointed by Presidential decree as inspector of antiquities at the Supreme Council of Antiquities. During her 19 years of work at the council, she advanced in her positions until she became the Director of the Follow-up Department of Cairo and Giza Antiquities. before choosing to work in the office of Science of the Minister of Tourism.

Egypt Minister of Tourism and Antiquities appoints Sandra Farid as his economic advisor.

Sandra Farid

Sandra Farid holds a BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo and an MA in Economics from Marburg University, Germany.

She was also part of the team of economists who participated in setting the economic plan for the Suez Canal axis project.  

Sandra is also a founding partner of Acumen Consulting Company that was tasked for setting the export strategy for food industries 2018-2023 by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. In addition, she was charged with evaluating Egypt Vision 2030 indicators one year after its launch by the Ministry of Planning.

Moreover, Sandra worked on setting up a mechanism to reduce illegal immigration in touristic cities by training young people to enter the labor market in the tourism sector in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration of the United Nations.

Marie-Louis Bishara Appointed Chairperson of the Garment Export Council

Marie Louis Bishara

Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Nevine Gomaa, appoints Marie Louis Bichara as Chairperson of the Readymade Garments Export Council of Egypt. Marie Louis Bishara becomes the first woman to hold this position.

Fashion designer Marie Louis Bishara operates one of Egypt’s largest apparel factories. She also manages a chain of retail stores around the country, as well as numerous fashion lines. Her garments are sold both locally and abroad. She has already participated numerous offshore shows.

After obtaining her degree in fashion from Esmode, Paris, Bishara started her own line in 1989 upon her return to Egypt and created her fashion empire in 1989 bringing a new wave of style to Egyptian women. Having the same quality as global brands, ML makes sure that she stays above the line in each and every collection through the past couple of decades. After working for more than 30 years in the fashion industry, Marie Louis has established her name as one of the top fashion brands in Egypt and Paris.

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