140 episodes

A podcast for ambitious women based in MENA. Each week on the Women Power Podcast you will hear honest, vulnerable, authentic conversations from inspiring women. These women will share their experiences and stories into what it takes to build a successful business and career. The podcast will share insight and inspiration to which will allow you to achieve your highest potential. A subsidiary platform to Women Power Summit developed by Obai & Hill.

Women Power Podcast with Wafa Alobaidat Wafa Alobaidat

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

A podcast for ambitious women based in MENA. Each week on the Women Power Podcast you will hear honest, vulnerable, authentic conversations from inspiring women. These women will share their experiences and stories into what it takes to build a successful business and career. The podcast will share insight and inspiration to which will allow you to achieve your highest potential. A subsidiary platform to Women Power Summit developed by Obai & Hill.

    Carving A Niche Platform In The Competitive Beauty & Wellness Industry With Miriam Abadi

    Carving A Niche Platform In The Competitive Beauty & Wellness Industry With Miriam Abadi

    Listen to this invigorating episode with beauty and wellness entrepreneur Miriam Abadi as she takes us on her inspiring journey of finding her path and owning it in the competitive beauty industry. From leveling up in a corporate space to eventually finding her true calling as an entrepreneur, Miriam shares it all. She talks about the importance of curating authentic content as a social media personality and also stresses on being in touch with your most genuine self in order to achieve that.
    Miriam Abadi is an entrepreneur, influencer and editor. She is the Founder of Middle East’s first ever dedicated beauty and wellness platform Tru and Beyond. Miriam is on a mission to strip away boundaries, stereotypes and filters to unveil an exclusive new definition of beauty and wellness. With a massive following on Instagram, Miriam uses her influence to share authentic, real-life content that resonates with her audience. Known to speak openly about her pursuit of mental, physical and spiritual wellness, Miriam uses her social media channels to promote a mindset that places community and well being above all else. Listen to her episode, out now!

    • 32 min
    Channeling Your Creativity By Donning Multiple Hats With Fatima Al Banawi

    Channeling Your Creativity By Donning Multiple Hats With Fatima Al Banawi

    In this episode, Fatima Al Banawi talks about donning multiple hats as a creative visionary. From an actress to director and a profound storyteller, she has done it all. She dives deep into the challenges it required to make a mark for herself as a woman from the MENA region segwaying into a space like arts and entertainment. 
    Fatima Al Banawi is an internationally acclaimed actress and storyteller whose starring role in the feature Barakah Meets Barakah, was foundational for Saudi cinema. She was selected by Time Magazine as part of its Young Generation Leaders List (2018) for her storytelling ventures that highlight the intimate tales of life in Saudi through her project The Other Story. Fatima was also selected as a jury member at the Feature Film Competition within the 11 edition of the Malmo Arab Film Festival. In addition to that, she has officially become the brand ambassador for the French luxury manufacturer Cartier International SNC.
    Listen to her inspiring episode, out now!

    • 50 min
    How To Plan Your Career With Strategy & Intention With Mompreneur Maha Gorton

    How To Plan Your Career With Strategy & Intention With Mompreneur Maha Gorton

    In this episode, Maha Gorton discusses her profession as an entrepreneur and brand consultant.  As a working mother, she shares how she has structured her life to be her own boss and created her own path to achieve a work - life balance. She talks about how Little Farasha was founded, an accessories brand which was born out of her own needs as a mother and all the things she desired for her children. Juggling between multiple roles, Maha aims to utilise her platform in a purposeful way by highlighting the importance of sustainability and raising awareness about women’s rights and wellness.
    Maha Gorton is a luxury brand consultant, content creator, designer and mother of 3. After studying Business Management at Manchester Business School, Maha merged her passion for creativity with her business background, in 2012 she launched the online kids wear and accessories brand Little Farasha. Maha’s love of fashion and style led her to working with numerous international fashion houses and luxury brands as a content creator and ambassador, and most recently, she has expanded the scope of her work to include holistic consulting for luxury brands internationally. Maha’s personal journey allows her to use her platform to raise awareness for causes close to her heart such as sustainability, women’s rights, health and wellbeing. Listen to her episode, out now!

    • 21 min
    Exploring The Art Of Storytelling With Karen Osman

    Exploring The Art Of Storytelling With Karen Osman

    In this episode, Karen Osman shares how her passion for thrilling storytelling led her to publishing an array of bestselling crime thrillers. From her journey in writing to what it took to become a successful author, she dives deep into it all. She talks about all the diverse experiences she had from travelling extensively, teaching and working in sales & marketing space, which led her to recognize her passion for writing and publishing her novels. She is on a path to help other authors develop their writing skills by inspiring them through her own creative writing process. 
    Karen Osman is a best-selling novelist and writing coach. She won an award at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature for her first crime-thriller novel, The Good Mother. Since then, The Good Mother and her second novel, The Home were both number one bestsellers.​ Karen launched her signature online writing course, Kick Start Your Book with Karen, designed for budding authors to help write their books. The course also offers a six-month one-to-one coaching programme. She also has a book club by the name Karen’s Book Club, a free online book club where she shares reading recommendations, giveaways, and a behind-the-scenes look into her author life.

    • 37 min
    Taking Creative Risks With Mona Khashoggi

    Taking Creative Risks With Mona Khashoggi

    In this episode, we unravel Mona Khashoggi’s passion for showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Arab world through the medium of live theater. She shares how multicultural background and upbringing has influenced her to create and produce shows with traditional musicals and costumes. She talks about how she wanted to do more that would help the young people in the west understand and love the middle eastern culture that she was promoting for more than 20 years. Believing in what she wanted and getting inspired by the great singer of the Arab world Umm Ul Kulthum helped recognize her true calling and led her to write and produce her own international play based on the life story of Umm Ul Kulthum. 
    Mona Khashoggi is a theater and film producer, playwright and prominent patron of the Arts. She specializes in reviving cultural stories from the Middle East and bringing them to international audiences. Mona's passion has always been to promote the art, culture and music of the Middle East. Mona produced and wrote the play Umm Kulthum & The Golden Era. She is also working on new ballet and musical productions supporting young Saudi talent as well as working on short films and documentaries. Mona won the best script of short play at Ithra, and just wrote her first novel: Jaffa Orange Groves.

    • 49 min
    Fyne Founder Aya Ahmad On How She Got Her Big Break In The Diamond Industry

    Fyne Founder Aya Ahmad On How She Got Her Big Break In The Diamond Industry

    In this episode with Aya Ahmad, we dive into her entrepreneurial journey as a third generation diamantaire. She shares the inspiring story behind creating Fyne from scratch and everything that goes behind the scenes of designing sustainable and timeless pieces by utilizing lab grown diamonds. From being a solo Founder to investing in her brand and scaling it, she shares her creative process of crafting exquisite jewellery pieces with an aim of empowering women through her elegant and eye-catching collections. Moreover Aya sheds light on the importance of ethics and sustainability that are the hallmarks of her brand Fyne. 

    Aya Ahmad is a third-generation diamantaire, Founder and Creative Director of Fyne Jewellery. She is on a mission to revolutionise the diamond industry through her empowered jewellery brand, Fyne. After starting out as one of the few women in the rough diamond trade, she saw a space for sustainable, ethical, and accessible jewellery. This saw her launch Fyne Jewellery: the first lab-grown diamond jewellery brand in the UAE. The brand prides itself on crafting sustainable, accessible and timeless pieces that can be passed down for generations.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Hebah Fisher ,

Concrete conversations

I love how useful this show is. Not only does it feature conversations with inspiring Arab women, but Wafaa also does a great job of asking practical and useful questions so that we as listeners can really learn from these episodes.

newnesmah ,

Real, supportive and inspiring

I love this show, each episode is full of so much value. What I love most is the duration, Wafa goes deep but keeps it short and concise. My favourite episode is about the tribe, so full of honesty and support, thank you!

moosebah ,

I love it!

Having Nada as your first guest speaker is awesome!! I learned new things about her

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