At the beginning of the 25 January Revolution, El-Sewedy took to the streets to see firsthand the needs of the injured who were falling by the dozen. Although she avoided the media and for years shunned publicity, she is widely credited for treating thousands of Egyptians. She was dubbed the “Mother of Egyptians.”
She also took responsibility for treating approximately 4,000 injured victims from Libya along with looking after the families of those who lost their lives. In 2013, she founded Ahl Masr, a non-governmental organization mandated for social development in Egypt. Through its dedicated and diversified team, Ahl Masr has quickly risen to prominence to become a unique and effective organization, helping hundreds of burn victims all over Egypt.
El Sewedy is also an investor and socially minded entrepreneur with a strong vision to reform the Egyptian healthcare sector. Currently, she is a major shareholder in the EL Sewedy Electric Group.
In 1994, El Sewedy earned a Bachelor Degree in English Literature from King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia. After graduation, she founded the Arabian French Textiles Company.