It seems to us that women are working harder lately to break new grounds, and the year has only just started !
Two females recognized as Rania Al-Mashat and Inas Abdel Dayem have been appointed Ministers of Tourism and Culture in Egypt respectively, this act is the first of its kind in the history of the country!
The new female ministers were appointed into their respective positions along with two other men on Sunday 14th of January following a reshuffle of the cabinet by the Egypt’s lawmakers in a plenary meeting.
Abdel Dayem is a flutist graduate from Cairo’s conservatory and also holds a pHD from the Ecole Normale de musique in Paris. She is an award winning flutist in chamber music and solo performances and was appointed as the head of Cairo’s Opera house in 2012.
Despite the obvious setback when she was dismissed from her position as the chairwoman of Opera house, she forged on doggedly and is now the first female minister of culture in Egypt.
El-Mashat holds a MA and PhD in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park in the US and is well known both locally and internationally for her expertise and vast knowledge in economics and monetary politics. She was the deputy head of the Central Bank of Egypt and also an advisor to the IMF. El-Mashat is the new minister of tourism and is the first woman to bag the prestigious position in the history of Egypt.
These women are well recognised in the country for their positive achievements and outstanding traits of excellence and are have change the course of history by attaining this milestone.
Congratulations Rania Al-Mashat and Inas Abdel Dayem! We Celebrate You!