100 most powerful Arab women 2012
Sun 04 Mar 2012 11:26 AM
Bothaina Kamel

Bothaina Kamel

Industry: Culture and Society

Designation: Presidential Candidate, Activist

Country: Egypt

A long-standing pro-democracy candidate, Bothaina Kamel leapt to international attention last year through her campaign to become Egypt’s first female president. Not new to controversy, Bothaina’s TV and radio shows brought condemnation from religious conservatives. She was a regular element in Tahrir Square last year, and is still frequently seen there, campaigning both against the military junta, and in support of her own presidential bid.