Inspiring Arab women.
‘Seera’ is Arabic for ‘biography’ or 'her story' and will cover real and raw topics discussed with incredible women from the Middle East.
These women are challenging stereotypes, disrupting the status quo and breaking the glass ceiling.
We ask, what is her story?
Dr Rana Dajani on the science of her success
Dr Rana Dajani is considered one of the most influential women in the Arab world. She is a molecular biologist who received a Fulbright scholarship to do a PhD in the USA. She has lectured at Yale, the University of Cambridge and has a fellowship at Harvard. As a social entrepreneur she started the We Love Reading programme in Jordan that now operates in over 55 countries across the world. She speaks to host Amina Taher about how she was unable to study at Cambridge when offered a place and how a marriage and four kids later she was finally able to pursue her dream.
Lana Nusseibeh making history for the UAE
HE ambassador Lana Nusseibeh is the UAE permanent representative to the UN. She talks to host Amina Taher how she convinced her school to let her try out on an all boys football team, how her father UAE Minister of State Zaki Nusseibeh fostered her love of history and how the UAE is her favourite story.
Rima Assi on breaking the glass ceiling in the corporate world
Rima Assi was one of the first two women senior partners in the Middle East at McKinsey and Co, one of the world’s most prestigious consulting firms. She tells host Amina Taher about her work-life balance as a single mother, the time she got mistaken for the receptionist and her love of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Sheikha Shamma shares passion for sustainability
Sheikha Shamma Bint Sultan Al Nahyan speaks to host Amina Taher about how the Seera podcast came into existence, her passion for sustainability and how her grandfather inspires her.
Aljoud Lootah on designing a gift for Pope Francis
In the first episode of Seera, host Amina Taher speaks to renown Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah. She discusses her work ethic, how her sharp designs match her sharp personality and why the gravity of being asked to design the official gift for Pope Francis' first visit to the UAE didn't hit her until after the event.
Seera. Inspiring Arab women. Launching on International Women’s Day, March the 8th. Join us by subscribing on any of your favourite podcast app and follow us on thenational.ae.