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Theme: Anchor

This event occurred on
November 3, 2017
8:30am - 6:00pm EET
(UTC +2hrs)
Cairo, Al Qāhirah

Every one needs an anchor in her/his life . Something that is steady and solid to help one survive in the face of a storm.
One can have more than one Anchor. These anchors are the things that make us feel peaceful and settled. They can help us feel at home and connected with our inner self. It can be people, places or things that give fill us up with positive feelings and give us the push we need to continue with our journey.

Cairo Marriott Zamalek
26 July Street
Cairo, Al Qāhirah, 11473
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ABU Music

ABU is a leading singer in Egypt.

Dr. Fatma Al-Zahraa Mohamed

Lecturer at Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Egypt.
Technical Agricultural consultant, trainer, and writer who worked as lecturer at Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Formal GIZ ( technical farming consultant), formal training manager (Schaduf).

Dr. Mai Tolba

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
Dr. Mai Tolba is an assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. She got her Ph.D. in 2013, through a joint supervision scholarship between Ain Shams University and The University of Texas Medical branch, Galveston, Texas, USA. She received a Fulbright Scholar Award in 2015 and L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship in 2016. She is investigating the mechanisms of resistance of hormone-responsive cancers to chemotherapy. Dr. Tolba is currently starting a project on with the goal of enhancing tumor response to immunotherapy which is the evolving approach in the management of hard to treat cancers. The long-term goal of Dr. Tolba’s research work is to improve the wellbeing of cancer patients.

Dr. Manar Hassan

انا د. منار حسن .. كوتش متخصصه في طرق التحرر و التوازن النفسي ..و أم لطفلين ..ادركت معني الأم الحقيقيه. وبساعد كل ام تتحرر من كل الافكار و المشاعر و المعتقدات السلبيه المتعلقه بنفسها و اولادها و رحله امومتها علشان تقدر تستمتع بكل يوم مع اولادها رغم كل المسؤوليات و الضغوط ..

Dr. Nourtan Abdeltawab

Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University. UNESCO for Women in Science Egyptian fellow 2014 and International fellow 2015. Research focused on immunogenetics of differential response to sepsis in the United States. Currently, studying pharmacogenetics of hepatitis C virus antiviral treatments in Egypt.

Fatma Abd Alsalam

Filmmaker / Vlogger.
I am an Egyptian Filmmaker / Actress / Vlogger. I Joined Fine arts faculty in Cairo and made good use of my college years to discover myself in theatre and film as an actress, photographer, editor, director and Producer which helped me decide to join the "High cinema institute" in Egypt to study filmmaking, on the same year of my graduation. As I embarked on another self discovery journey, I started doing different things on set such as art directing, costume design, set design, cinematography, special effects and production. Parallel to this, I started working in the field of translation, localisation and song writing for dubbing, I became so good at this and worked on a large number of projects for reputable T.V. channels like Nickelodeon, MBC3 and MTV. I was lucky to work on many awesome projects.

Gilan Alaa

Actress & Standup Comedian
ممثلة و كونتنت بروديوسر فى برنامج أسعد الله مساءكم و مقدمة برنامج هشتجة فى اذاعة نغم اف ام

Haïdi Yacoub

Global programs manager in a multinational company with 6+ years experience in leading teams of professionals and developing people.
Haïdi studied in a French school and graduated with a B.E from Cairo University. Ever since then, she has been moving up the business ladder. She sings with a very prestigious choir, that represents Egypt internationally. She is studying music theory and vocals. Mom of a 5 years old girl, Manager, Singer, and Flower artist, full of passion for Fashion & styling. “My life is divided “kind of equally” between all of those. My objective is how to learn the most, keeping the balance “and” staying fit.

Hoda Rashad

Author, Blogger, Vlogger & Educator.
Hoda Rashad is an Author/Blogger/Vlogger/Educator and mother of 3. She produces online content through her Facebook Channel HC (Honest Conversations) a partner with OutSpeak, the digital storytelling arm of the HuffPost. Prior to her career in Content Creation, Hoda was a Teacher for over 12 years and ran her own educational consultancy that specialized in supplementary curricula for international schools. Hoda Rashad also founded and ran a preschool in the San Francisco Bay Area for 5 years.

Prof. Dr. Nagwa A. Meguid

Senior Geneticist at the Genetics Institute, California and Yale University.
Dr. Nagwa holds her Ph.D. in Human Genetics at NRC. She is a Senior Geneticist at the Genetics Institute, California and Yale University; a fellow of Uppsala University, Sweden. She won L’Oreal UNESCO Award for Women in Science for Africa & Middle East (2002) and the National State Award of Excellence in Advanced Technology. She is the Founder of Autistic Research group in the NRC (National Research Centre, Egypt). She supervised around 70 Ph. D. and Masters theses. She has more than100 publications.

Ruqaya Darweesh

Charity Organizer

Sherif Madkour

أنا شريف مدكور، من مواليد حي مصر الجديدة، كنت في مدرسة سان جورج ودخلت كلية تجارة جامعة عين شمس، وبدأت اشتغل وأنا عندي 18 سنة، عملت مصنع ملابس للأطفال الصغيرين وقعدت فاتحه خمس سنين، بعد كده اشتغلت في كذا وظيفة قبل ما أنضم في التليفزيون المصري في قناة اﻷسرة والطفل لمدة 11 سنة. وبعدها اشتغلت في أكثر من قناة خاصة. يوم لما أخترت أكون مذيع كنت حابب أنشر ثقافة اتربيت عليها في بيتي ومدرستي، وهي ثقافة احترام الأخر، ماليش دعوة اللي قدامى ديانته إيه أو لونه إيه أو جنسه إيه كل اللى يهمني إني اتعامل مع إنسان محترم يحترمني وأحترمه حتى لو كنا مختلفين وبرامجي دايما مهتمة باﻷسرة والمرأة والطفل وده شرف ليا.

Organizing team


Cairo Maadi, Egypt