AUCians listed among most powerful Arab women

Sunday, May 8th, 2011
Arab Women

Left to right: Farida Khamis, Mona El Tahawy, Maha El Shinnawy

AUC alumnae Maha El Shinnawy, Mona El Tahawy, and Farida Khamis were listed among the 100 most powerful Arab women, according to regional business journal, CEO Middle East.

The annual list ranks achievements in the fields of business, science, media, sports, academia, and entertainment.

“I feel very honored to be considered as one of the top 100 Arab women,” El Shinnawy,  an internationally recognized researcher, said. “I am humbled to know that I have impacted a lot of women and I will certainly do my best to live up to their high expectations of me.”

Elshinnawy, whose work has been featured in many conferences and leading journals, was a professor at AUC in 2004 and was previously an assistant professor at the Lowry Mays College and the graduate school of business at Texas A & M University.

“I believe that women in the Arab world will be the force that will bring true democracy [to the region],” she told The Caravan.

She added that women face and overcome challenges no matter where they are in the world, but in the Middle East, they are yet to realize their full potential.