Industry: Culture & Society
Designation: Blogger, activist
Country: Saudi Arabia
English teacher Eman Nafan became a household name when she joined a campaign against Saudi Arabia’s ban on female drivers in 2011.
The mother of three joined tens of other women in the kingdom to defy its ban on female drivers when she drove around her Riyadh neighbourhood for 15 minutes two years ago. Al Nafjan is also a renowned blogger, regularly writing about Saudi social and cultural issues.