A Master of Business Administration Graduate, An Entrepreneur, Founder of Epoch Nursery, Social Studies Teacher, and a mother .Working as a teacher for over 7 years at an International School in Cairo, generating student awareness of rights and liberty. Aiming towards a stronger, powerful and a brighter future for myself and my kids. “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”
Miral Dera is the “First Animal Communicator” in Egypt and the Middle East region. She studied Animal Communication in the UK. She was featured in famous Press, TV & Radio shows of which: Mona El Shazly (Miral episode has more than 1.4 MILLION Views on YouTube), BBC, MBC, Youm 7, Sherif Madkour, Kuwaiti newspaper Al Seyassa etc. Miral collaborated with Giza Zoo in Egypt and did Animal Communication sessions for some animals. The process was filmed and screened at the Alexandria Short Film Festival. She previously worked as a Creative Director in renowned advertising agencies of which Lowe & Partners Worldwide. Miral studied Business Administration. She lived in the UK for a while where she studied Film Directing/Filmmaking (1 year program) at New York Film Academy, London. She is also a certified Family Constellations practitioner from The Center For Systemic Constellations, CSC in the UK. She speaks fluently English, French, Arabic and Spanish
Senior lawyer Gender and development consultant
• A member of National council for human rights
• Director of Gender and legal expert house
• Chairwoman of the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights
• Columnist writer and T.V show presenter
• Ex member of the World Bank’s Gender and Development committee
• Ex member of the Global Civil Society Advisory Group-UNWomen
• Ex Secretary-General of National council for women (NCW).
• Obtained national and international prizes as follows:
a) Award the order of civil merit by King Felipe VI of Spain 2020
b) winner of the Adel Abo Zahra Award for efforts in the empowerment of Egyptian women, 2008
c) selected by the Development Marketplace, World Bank, for the “Top 10 Worldwide Programs”, 2002
d) named Best Idea in the Middle East and North Africa in V-Day’s 2001 competition for the booklet “Rape: the Safe Crime”
Senior Media officer
Yosra Hamza has an extensive Media, Gender & Development work experiences. She works at the National Council for Women as a Senior Media officer and Technical Assistant of the President of the National Council for Women. She has participated in many projects and activities that focus on empowering women, specifically on women with disability agenda, as a non-formal member of the women with disabilities Committee-NCW, and has contributed in many awareness-raising campaigns, studies, and national and international reports related to women's issues.
Yosra designed several international visual identities for international organizations and conferences. Besides, designing campaigns for raising awareness of the PwDs rights, Yosra has experience in multiple women related issues including women’s economic empowerment and financial inclusion, violence against women, in addition to the understanding of intersectionality and unique needs of specific vulnerable groups of women.