Heroine of the Week


Lubna Olayan: The Cutting-Edge Saudi Businesswoman

Well known as the First woman to head a Saudi bank, Lubna Olayan is our heroine of the week. The Saudi businesswoman retired in 2019 but continues to make a massive impact for all Middle-east women and all businesswomen worldwide. Her involvement in finance and business has seen her receive worldwide recognition and notable awards from some of the most popular world ranking systems. Lubna Suliman Olayan is a member of the wealthiest family in the Middle East and CEO of Olayan Financing. Born in 1955 to the Olayan family in the city of Unaizah in the Qassim region in northern Saudi Arabia, Lubna obtained her BA in Agriculture from Cornell University in the United States of America. She also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Indiana. Due to her family’s wealth and knowledge, she was raised to be a leader. Olayan started working in the Olayan Group…

Roshni Nadar – Heroine of Week

Ranked among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by some of the leading ranking platforms around the globe, Roshni Nadar is our female hero of the week. From a media student to a Tech leader, she has repeatedly shown honour, ambition, and determination in all her work. Roshni Nadar has frequently paved the way for women across the globe and continues to lead by example, making her a more than perfect candidate for our heroine of the week.

The Way To Attending To Africa’s Challenges Is Through Problem Solving – Professor Phakeng

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a renowned mathematician. She holds a PhD in mathematics education from the University of Witwatersrand. She is a highly regarded B1 NR-rated scientist with over, 80 research papers and five edited volumes published. She has been invited to deliver over 40 keynote plenary talks at international conferences, and also as a visiting professor at universities around the world.