An Egyptian cultural manager, producer and researcher based in Abu Dhabi. In 2021, she was named one of 50 most inspirational women in Egypt, in recognition of her innovation in the field, efforts in empowering women, and her role in advancing gender equality.
She currently works as head of Performing Arts at the Cultural Foundation (Department of Culture and Tourism. She has 21 years of work experience in the Cultural Sector, that include performing arts, community arts, arts for social, community and economic development, cultural policies and cultural diplomacy. Her work experience includes, head of performing arts at the Library of Alexandria (Egypt), Manager of Programming and Cultural Affairs at the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation – ADMAF, Manager of Community and Education at (ADMAF), Founding Director of AGORA for Arts and Culture, and co-founder of Basita.live.
She is an international fellow of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, a global fellow of the International Society for Performing Arts , a Chevening Scholar and a Clore Cultural Leadership Fellow , a Tandem Shaml and a Robert Bosch Stiftung Alumni. She won the Pioneer of Egypt award from the Synergos Institute, the Nahdet Elmahrousa and Barkley’s Bank award on social innovation for employment, and the Anna Lindh Foundation Award for intercultural dialogue . I am a member in some international networks among which is the U40 global network of the UNESCO, the Cultural Innovators Network, and the African Youth Advocacy Network. She is currently conducting her PhD. research at the University of the West of Scotland on the role of virtual cultural engagement in developing resilience and helping disadvantaged communities emerge stronger from crisis.