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5 Arabs Who Took Top Spots in the BBC's '100 Women'

BBC's 100 Women has named five Arab women among its list of young female powerhouses…

The BBC's 100 Women campaign is back and bigger than ever before. 100 Women is designed to represent women better in the broadcaster's international news coverage. This year's list is one of the youngest yet as more than a fifth of participants are under the age of 25. Meanwhile this year's list also includes a number of high profile women from across the Arab world.

Here's our pick of the Middle East's most influential women.

Sally Sabry - Egypt

Sabry founded Egypt's best known parenting products site in 2007 and since then 'Best Mums' has gone from strength to strength - offering top quality maternity goods to egypt's puzzled parents.

Hind Hobeika - Lebanon

Hind Hobeika founded Instabeat, a sports technology startup based in Lebanon. Hobeika discovered a need for a heart rate monitoring device for her practices. She got the idea while training for the American University of Beirut's swimming team.

Bahia Shehab - Egypt/Lebanon

A Lebanese-Egyptian artist, designer and art historian, Bahia Shehab studies ancient Arabic script and applies it to modern-day issues. She is the Creative Director with MI7-Cairo and a TED talks speaker.

Alaa Murabit - Libya

Alaa Murabit is the founder of The Voice of Libyan Women (VLW), a women’s empowerment organisation based in Libya.

Dr Yasmin Altwaijri - KSA

Dr. Altwaijri is leading the way as a woman working in science and technology in Saudi Arabia. She is Senior Scientist and Head of Epidemiology Research at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC) in Riyadh.


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