Industry: Culture and society
Company: Mogahed Consulting
Designation: President and CEO
Country: US (Egypt)
Now running her own company, Egyptian-born Dalia Mogahed was propelled onto the international spotlight when she became the first Muslim veiled woman to be appointed to a position in the White House. Mogahed was selected as an advisor to US president Barack Obama on the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighbourhood Partnerships in 2009.
In addition to this headline-grabbing role, Mogahed was also executive director of the Gallup American Centre for Muslim Studies, a non-governmental research centre.