Dr. Najat Aoun Saliba

Dr. Najat Aoun Saliba

  Dr. Saliba developed innovative methods to determine the physical and chemical characteristics of water pipe (WP) smoke and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) at the design and smoke levels. She determined the major contributing sources of elevated levels of pollution in the city and assessed the contribution of dust storms originating in nearby deserts. The data she 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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Maya Hojeij: A Storyteller At Heart

Maya Hojeij

  What inspired you to embark on your journey in presenting and anchoring? Journalism was always my passion. The most fascinating experience to me was watching the war reporters cover the first gulf war; it was our first experience with satellite television in the early 1990s as kids, and I became addicted to everything news. Read More

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Diversity With New Sphere Governing Board and President

Sphere President

Diversity With New Sphere Governing Board and President Sphere Elects Rita Rhayem as their President     Sphere members elected a new governing board and Rita Rhayem as their President on December 1st, 2021. “We made a commitment in Sphere’s strategy 2025 to create a more inclusive, diverse, and representative board and membership, with more women, more Read More

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Aneeqa Rana-Global Education Consultant

Aneeqa Rana

Aneeqa Rana-Global Education Consultant & eLearning Expert Aneeqa is a Pakistani-born American woman with an eclectic background. She has spent about half of her life in the United States and a half living and working in the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East, and Africa. She is a reflective, tenacious, life-long learner and a self-starter, with Read More

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Women In Finance: Charting a Path to Success

women in finance

  How Women In Finance Are Charting a Path to Success on Their Own Terms   When it comes to gender parity, finance is one of the last frontiers.  Over the past ten years, women worldwide have become the majority of the workforce for the first time in history. Women now account for 22% of Read More

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Helene Khater Chammas – founder of Helene Pharma

Founder of Helene Pharma

Helene Khater Chammas, founder of Helene Pharma, is a Lebanese Health and Environmental consultant who worked with life insurance and pharmaceutical companies. An ardent community server specialized in the health care sector, she ultimately aims to achieve balance in social, economic and environmental sustainability through contributing in Policy Making Legislations. The goal is to improve Read More

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Dr. Zeina Ghossoub, An Empowerment Icon

Empowerment Icon

  Dr. Zeina Ghossoub, An Empowerment Icon   Dr. Zeina, what inspired you to embark on your journey in coaching? And what are the main traits one must possess to become a coach? Being a dietitian for 10 years and feeling that I was failing in helping my patients change their behavior towards their relationship Read More

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Women on Academic Boards: Sought after or Imposed?

women on boards

  Women on Academic Boards: Sought after or Imposed? Higher Education (HE) institutions are the main source of knowledge because of the very essence of their existence; they are expected to set the path to exemplary practices, more specifically towards the endorsement of female talent across top decisional positions. In HE leadership, gender is not Read More

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