The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women
Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Dalia Mogahed
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Dalia Mogahed

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.

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