100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2011
Dalia Mogahed
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Dalia Mogahed

Industry: Culture & Society

Company: White House Office

Designation: Adviser to US President Obama

Country: USA/Egypt

Occupation: Adviser to US President Obama

Dalia Mogahed was propelled onto the international arena when
she became the first Muslim veiled woman to be appointed to a position in the White
House in 2009. Mogahed, who emigrated to the US when she was four years old, was
selected as an advisor on the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood
Partnerships.

Mogahed also heads up the Gallup American Centre for Muslim Studies
and is the co-author of the book Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really
Think. The book, exerts of which have been published in The Wall Street Journal
as well as other leading newspapers, represents more than 90 percent of the world’s
Muslim’s community, making it the largest most comprehensive poll of its kind.