Today, 8th of March, marks women’s international day. So, here are 7 women that we all should be celebrating today.
- Janna Jihad
Janna is 15 years old Palestinian activist and also the youngest journalist in the world. She began documenting and reporting on the war in Palestine at only 7 years old after the deaths of her cousin and uncle. The tragedy inspired her to stand up for other Palestinians. She was also featured in Angelina Jolie’s new book “Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth”.
2,3. Hind and Nadia Wassef
Hind and Nadia Wassef both earned their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English and literature from AUC. After graduation both of them worked at NGOs, addressing women’s issues and education in Egypt. Their love for literature encouraged them to open their own bookstore, so on march 8, 2002 which is also women’s international day, they opened Diwan bookstore. They were also featured in Forbes 100 Most Powerful Arab Businesswomen in 2015 and 2016.
4. Dina Ayman
Dina Ayman is an Egyptian-American engineer who works as a Technical Program Manager at Microsoft and is also the youngest faculty member at New Jersey Institute of Technology. She was featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 2022. She’s also running for Miss NJ USA this April.
5. Hana Zuhair
Hana is the founder of the social media consultancy, DisruptCairo, which offers workshops, strategies, and consultancy for those who want to increase their digital presence. She’s also the co-founder of healing cairo which is a personal blog on finding sanity and well being in Cairo.
6. Muna El-Kurd
The Palestinian activist and journalist Muna El-kurd. From a young age Muna and her family experienced threats of eviction by Israeli authorities, but that didn’t stop her from standing up against the discrimination of Palestinians in their own homeland. She uses social media to show the world what’s happening in Palestine. In 2021, Muna and her brother Mohamed El-Kurd were featured on TIME magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential People of 2021 list.
Last but not least, you. You should celebrate yourself each and every single day of the year. Either you’re a student, an employee, a mother, your own boss, or none of those things, you have to celebrate and appreciate yourself everyday.