Aya Barakat – Trainer, Coach & Consultant

  Aya Barakat is a trilingual (English, French, and Arabic speaking) certified executive coach and trainer, with more than 24 years of experience in the academic and educational field. She mainly specializes in young adults and women empowerment, guiding them on how to gain self-awareness of where they are currently, clarify their personal and professional Read More

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Mona Makkawi – EMBA, HR Expert, Consultant and Business Trainer

Mona Makkawi - Founder Konsult.

  Mona Makkawi, is an Ambitious and determined professional who demonstrated an exceptional passion for learning and transferring knowledge to others with a strong belief, that elevating others and helping them reach their full potentials will advance oneself. Mona’s exposure to different sectors and industries throughout her 18+ years of experience enabled her,  to build a solid Read More

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Rose Keyrouz – Master Esthetic Consultant

Rose Keyrouz is a nationally and internationally acclaimed and award-winning beautician. She has studied and received recognition in Venezuela, Paris, Los Angeles, Switzerland and Germany. Rose holds over a dozen degrees and certificates, spanning, skin care, face care, tattooing, paramedical tattoo, make up and cinema makeup. She has also received extensive product training from top Read More

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Nadine Eid Launches BeyondComply

Nadine Eid Announcement

“Passion is the Fuel behind a Successful Career” What we as women can achieve has no limits, especially when we are united and when we are empowering one another. In honor of International Women’s day, and as part of my passion and dedication to the compliance industry, I have decided to step up this year Read More

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Serene Ghandour

Ever since childhood, Serene expressed a passion for drawing. Her approach is inspired by early Renaissance artists who sought recognition, independence, and individualization and affirmed their power and freedom as artists by painting themselves. According to Serene, making art is a very intimate process that is not intended to please but to be interpreted individually. Read More

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Afaaf Al Qorane, 1st Qatari Female Boxer

            Afaaf Alqorane is Qatar’s first female professional boxer, who is changing the sports scene for women in the country. Q Life interviewed Afaaf to learn more about her dreams to represent her country in the ring, and to encourage young girls in Qatar to recognize their strength and power. Read More

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IDC Announces Tonia Khouri as new President

Tonia Khouri a- New IDC President

  Washington, D.C. — In Defense of Christians (IDC), the nation’s leading advocacy organization  for Christians in the Middle East, is pleased to announce that Tonia Khouri will be assuming the  role of President of IDC, effective immediately.  Serving as Vice President since 2018, Tonia is  eager to continue the good work of IDC in protecting and preserving Christianity in the Middle  East.     “I look forward to building on IDC’s record of success, and further developing its capacity for  positive impact in the world.  May God continue to bless our efforts as He leads us into this new  chapter of our organization. ‘And we know that all things work together for good to them that  love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.’ (Romans 8:28)”    Tonia Khouri, a wife and mother of three, has an advanced degree from the Harvard Kennedy  School of Government.  A native of Aurora, Illinois, Ms. Khouri is of Middle East Christian  heritage.  She has been a leader in both her local community and faith community for many  years.  She served for six years as a County Commissioner and Chairman of Economic  Development for DuPage County and was recognized as Woman of the Year by the Phoenician  Club of Chicago.  She previously served as Vice President of IDC, and as Regional Vice President  of Mid-America for National Apostolate of Maronites (NAM).      IDC’s executive staff will continue to be led by Executive Director Richard Ghazal.     “I, along with the entire staff of IDC, thank our supporters for their continued prayers.  We look  forward to faithfully working together to give a voice to the voiceless,” said Ms. Khouri. 

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