Heba Hagras: Egypt has an effective participation in G20 women’s empowerment event

National Council for Women member MP Heba Hagras stated that the Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi participated in a session held on the empowerment of women, as part of the G20 summit in Japan. He highlighted the achievements in this sector since the start of his first presidential term.

During her phone-in at Sada Al Balad’s TV Show” Sit El Setat”, she referred to Egypt’s faced-paced progress at Women’s empowerment, as women’s status in Egypt gradually improves. This is in addition to ensuring the rights of women and persons with disabilities.

National Council for Women called the State Council to ensure equality of opportunity for women, says Heba Hagras. However, she considers the State’s Council’s rejection of this inquiry as inconvenient, hoping that this inquiry should be reconsidered in the light of women’s important role at the governmental entities worldwide.

“National council for Women”: Preparation of the first national plan to promote the role of women in peacemaking

The National Council for Women (NCW) announced on Tuesday the formation of a working group involving the Cairo International Center for Settlement of Disputes, Peacekeeping and Peace-building under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Council for Women and concerned authorities in the country to prepare the first Egyptian national plan on promoting the role of women in peacekeeping and peace-building.

The Council mentioned in a statement that this is in accordance with Security Council resolution 1325 of 2000, which states the importance of further measures to activate women’s role at all levels of decision-making, conflict prevention and resolution, peacekeeping and peace-building. This is in line with the constitutional amendment on the allocation of 25% of the parliamentary seats for women, corresponding to Egypt’s presidency of the African Union and with the approaching twentieth anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325.

The council also pointed out that cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Council is a development of Egyptian women’s efforts  in the fields of making, preserving and building peace between Arabs and Africans whether through participation in UN peacekeeping operations or through the role of the Cairo Center in building Arab and African capacities in implementing the agenda of women and security, Including the capacity building of the AU Commission and the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States.

The National Council for Women noted that Egypt is one of the most important contributing countries with military and police forces in UN peacekeeping operations. It also plays a vital role in efforts to resolve the African and Arab conflicts. The Cairo Center is one of the centers of excellence in training certified by the AU as well as in the implementation of the agenda of women, peace and security.

Egyptian Nazli Moawad receives Highest French Honor

The National Council for Women’s President, Dr. Maya Morsy paid tribute to  Nazli Moawad, Egyptian political science professor at the Faculty of Political Science,Cairo University,  for receiving the National Order of the Legion (Chevalier d’honneur), the highest French honor.

Prof. Nazli Moawad is considered a prominent role model for Egyptian women.

Moawad was granted the medal by the French Ambassador in Egypt Stephane Roumtier in an event held at the French Embassy in Egypt in the presence of a number of academics.

General Authority for Cultural Palaces honors the Egyptian woman

Dr. Rawya Mansour- businesswoman and world-class interior designer- was honored in a ceremony held by the General Organization for Cultural Palaces. The ceremony was held at the Arabic Music Institute in the attendance of a Head of the Central Administration of in the General Organization of Cultural Palaces. The event was held in recognition of the Egyptian women’s role in developing society.

 

Who are the world’s richest women?

When the world’s richest man and his wife decided to divorce, the numbers were always going to be big.

And so it proved this week, when Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie agreed the terms of their split.

MacKenzie Bezos will keep a 4% stake in the online retail giant. Her stake is worth $35.6bn (£27bn) on its own, making her the world’s third-richest woman (and the 24th richest person in the world).

But who are the other women at the top of the global rich-list? And how did they get there?

1) Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers

Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers in 2011

Net worth: $49.3bn, making her the world’s 15th richest person, according to Forbes magazine.

Who is she?

The French heiress to the L’Oréal cosmetics fortune who, along with her family, owns 33% of the company.

The 65-year-old inherited her wealth from her mother Liliane Bettencourt, who died in September 2017 aged 94. The two had been estranged and entered into a long dispute in 2007.

Ms Bettencourt-Meyers filed a lawsuit over concerns that her mother was being exploited by members of her entourage amid declining health. But they reconciled in the years before her mother’s death.

Ms Bettencourt-Meyers is also an academic and has published books on Greek gods and Jewish-Christian relations.

2) Alice Walton

Alice Walton

Net worth: $44.4bn, putting her 17th on the world rich-list.

Who is she?

The 69-year-old is the only daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of US supermarket giant Walmart.

However, unlike her two brothers, she has moved away from the family company and focused on the arts, becoming the chairman of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in the family’s hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.

3) MacKenzie Bezos

Jeff and MacKenzie

Net worth: At least $35.6bn – this is the value of her stake in Amazon alone, but her true net worth is likely to be even higher. Keep an eye on the Forbes 2020 rich list to see how much higher.

Who is she?

The 48-year-old has four children with the Amazon founder, whom she married in 1993 after they met while working together at a hedge fund.

The Californian was one of Amazon’s first employees, having joined as an accountant. She has published two well-reviewed fiction books, and trained under author Toni Morrison, who said she was one of her best-ever students.

Ms Bezos, who was born MacKenzie Tuttle, also set up an anti-bullying organisation, Bystander Revolution, which encourages the “simple habits of kindness, courage, and inclusion”.

4) Jacqueline Mars

Jacqueline Mars

Net worth: $23.9bn – the 33rd richest person in the world in the pre-MacKenzie Bezos era (this also applies to the other women below on this list).

Who is she?

The 79-year-old owns a third of Mars, the world’s largest confectioner, which was set up by her grandfather Frank in 1911.

She worked for the family firm for almost 20 years and stayed on the board up until 2016.

Now she is described as a philanthropist, sitting on boards for the Washington National Opera and the National Archives, among others.

Another fact you may not know about Mars: it is one of the largest manufacturers of pet food in the US.

5) Yan Huiyan

Net worth: $22.1bn, making her China’s richest woman and the world’s 42nd richest person.

Who is she?

The 37-year-old owns a majority stake in the Chinese property giant Country Garden Holdings, which has ridden the wave of China’s building boom.

According to its website, Country Garden was the third biggest property developer worldwide in 2016.

Yan Huiyan, a graduate of Ohio State University, inherited most of her 57% share in the company from her father.

6) Susanne Klatten

Susanne Klatten

Net worth: $21bn, which put her at 46th in the world.

Who is she?

The second European on the list, the 56-year-old German has a mixture of cars and pharmaceuticals to thank for her wealth.

She inherited 50% of chemical company Altana AG when her parents died, while she and her brother also own almost 50% of BMW.

She has since taken Altana private, making it all hers, as well as buying up stakes in a number of other companies – from wind power to graphite production.

7) Laurene Powell Jobs

Laurene Powell Jobs

Net worth: $18.6bn, making her the world’s 54th richest person

Who is she?

The widow of the co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, she and her family inherited $20bn in stakes in Apple and Disney when her husband died.

Since then, the 55-year-old has gone on to invest some of the money in journalism, taking a majority stake in The Atlantic magazine, as well as investing in non-profit publications Mother Jones and ProPublica.

She also invested in a coding school and set up the Emerson Collective that works for immigration and education reform.

In May 2018, Ms Powell Jobs spent $16.8m on a six-bedroom San Francisco mansion with views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Tourism Minister receives Global Champion Award in recognition of Egypt’s efforts in tourism resilience

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Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of Tourism, has been awarded the Global Champion Award by World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) at the 2019 Global Summit in Spain.

“I was honored to receive the Global Champion Award of 2019 in tourism sector. This award is deemed recognition by WTTC Global Summit 2019 for Egypt’s efforts on promoting tourism resilience,” Raina Al – Mashat tweeted after receiving the award.

The award was presented to her on the sidelines of her participation at the 19th session of WTTC Global Summit. The summit was held on April2-4 for addressing the current challenges and available opportunities for public and private sectors of tourism industry.

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President El Sisi honored Mrs. Loula Zaklama as one of the women role models on the Mother’s Day celebration

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Cairo, 30 March 2019, President El Sisi honored Mrs. Hoda Halim AbouSeif , known as Loula Zaklama, as one of the honorable women role models of Egypt. She is the  founder of the first Egyptian communication agency “Rada Research and Public Relations”.

Loula Zaklama has described her happiness of that honor saying “During my career path, I have earned local, regional and international awards; but being honored by President El Sisi has its unique appreciation and pride for my long years of hard work.

Loula affirmed that Egypt, under the rule of President El Sisi, is determined to enhance the empowerment of women. Egyptian women are now witnessing an honorable representation of the Egyptian women in the government, with 8 female ministers beside the Beheira’s governor. Egypt is determined to achieve women empowerment as part of its 2030 strategy for sustainable development.

Loula added that the Egyptian government has exerted strong efforts since announcing 2017 as the Egyptian woman’s year aiming at reducing the gap between both genders in different sectors covering the 4 aspects of the new women empowerment strategy: Political, social and economic empowerment, as well as strengthening women’s leading roles.

The government is seeking at changing the society’s perception towards women, getting its legal rights,and equality in all categories.

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Maya Morsi praised “Amwal Al Ghad”’ s “Women who Lead the Future” programme in the presence of the Egyptian President

Chairperson of the National Council for Women (NCW), Dr.Maya Morsy, praised the “Women who Lead the Future” initiative by Amwal Al Ghad during her speech at the Egyptian Women Day in the presence of president Abdel Fattah El Sisi. The ceremony was held yesterday for honoring ideal mothers. Amwal Al Ghad’s  “Women who Lead the Future” initiative is organized in collaboration with the National Council for Women (NCW),  the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), and Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI).

“Women who Lead the Future” programme has succeeded in qualifying 50 women to be capable of  holding leading positions in the future, after being mentored by number of prominent women and members of the top 50 forum in the economy.

In the light of the state’s 2030 strategy to enhance women’s political participation, “Women who Lead the Future” is the first joint collaboration between the government and the private sector to qualify women for leading various sectors in the state through a practical approach.

Dr. Maya also indicated that Egypt ranked 135 globally in Women’s representation in parliament, with a potential leap in ranking to the 68th rank globally, if the representation of women in parliament rises to 25 while the parliamentary representation of women in other countries remains constant, Egypt will be the 15th among African states, and fourth among Arab states.

For women’s political empowerment, if that is achieved and simultaneously the percentage of female ministers remains 25 percent, Egypt can jump to the 67th rank, according to Egypt’s indicators of women empowerment.

Armed Forces honors CSC principal Saneya Elnimer

The Continental School of Cairo is honored to be chosen by the leadership of the Popular and Military Defense Forces to host the 7th Symposium on “Plant a Tree” Initiative organized by the Armed forces in Qalyubia Governorate. “This is deemed an honor and a recognition that we appreciate.”

“I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Major General Khaled Tawfik for honoring the Continental School of Cairo on behalf of myself, which is deemed an honor for those who have been cooperating with me for 25 years on upholding unwavering loyalty, affiliation, and patriotism. This is the best Mother’s Day Gift I have ever received. I would like to express my thanks to you General”.

Saneya Elnimer

School Principal

Advocate Mona Zulficar won the lifetime achievement Award

The first woman to win the award worldwide, as part of the annual awards of the International Financial Law Review IFLR Middle East 2018, the leading magazine in the legal field and is the main directory of law firms that work in Financial and finance sector during the ceremony held in Dubai, UAE.