Entrepreneur Yasmina Wakim Brings Saffron Back to Lebanon

Saffron

Serial entrepreneur Yasmina Wakim, with a heart for socially responsible projects, brings saffron production back to Lebanon. Asked where she’s from, Yasmina Wakim replied, “Born in Lebanon and raised on the moon!” And after a few minutes with this Lebanese Swiss serial entrepreneur, you may indeed think she is an alien. It appears Wakim doesn’t […]

Maysa Jalbout: Helping Disadvantaged Youth Claim their Right to Education

Woman

Maysa Jalbout, CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Rana Nawas has made it her job to know amazing women. As the host of When Women Win, a weekly podcast that inspires and educates women around the world by introducing them to powerful role models, and president of Ellevate Dubai, a professional women’s network, she meets the […]

An-Nahar: Where History Lives

Photo essay by Aia Dakdouk and Sandra Whitehead An-Nahar, one of Lebanon’s most influential daily newspapers, is 85 years old. It is considered Lebanon’s “paper of record.” American- British author and journalist Charles Glass, who specializes in the Middle East, called An-Nahar “Lebanon’s New York Times.” Its archives’ tagline is: “The memory of Lebanon and the Arab world since […]

Through Mahmoud Hojeij’s Artistic Lens

Lebanese director, producer, writer and artist Mahmoud Hojeij has a lot to say and knows how to use a variety of media to say it. The award-winning filmmaker is making his mark. “The blindness. We’re all very blind. Maps. Loyalty. Happiness (or rather the myth of happiness). Connection is a big theme I think about. […]

Let’s Meet – Linaltaki

  One summer afternoon in 2001, 11 years after the end of the Civil War, two women met over a cup of tea in a Lebanon still under Syrian occupation and divided along sectarian lines. Article by: Yara Zgheib One wore a hijab over her dark hair, the other a cross around her neck. Both […]