Who Is She

Personal information

Business Management Executive
Nadia Wassef

Contact information / Private

Contact information / Work

Cairo
Egypt

Education

MA, Creative Writing, Birkbeck University, 2015 - Present.
MA, Social Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, 2000.
MA, English and Comparative Literature, American University in Cairo, 1996.
BA, English and Comparative Literature, American University in Cairo, 1990.

Competences

Arabic
English

Work history

Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Al-Sharq for Bookstores, the mother company which distributes books and music and also owns and operates all Diwan Bookstore outlets, 2001-2015.
Principle investigator, Egyptian Female Genital Mutilation Task Force, National NGO Commission on Population and Development, 1998-1999.
Conference Coordinator, International Women's Day NGO Committee, 1998-1999.
Conference Coordinator, Women and Memory Forum conference to commemorate Malak Hifni Nassef, 1998
“Passionate Pursuits: Readers, Writers, and the Revival of Culture on the Nile.” Daughters of the Nile: Egyptian Women Changing Their World. Samia Spencer, ed., London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.
Daughters of the Niles: Photographs of Egyptian Women’s Movements, 1900-1960. Cairo: AUC press, 2001.
Investigating Masculinities and Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt. Co-authored with Abdullah Mansour. Cairo: the National NGO Centre for Population and Development, 2000.
Unfulfilled Promises: Egyptian Women's Rights. Co-authored with Neimat Guenena. Cairo: the Population Council, UNIFEM, and AFWIC, 1999.

Awards

Forbes List of 200 Most Powerful Women in the Middle East (#60), 2014 & 2015 & 2016.
Best Woman Entrepreneur 2013 - American Chamber of Commerce MENA Council Women Awards Program.