rilliant Moroccan women have constituted the pride of Morocco. They are wives, mothers who worked and pioneered in intellectual fields as science. Those women have risen within the Moroccan community and thrived in multiple domains, including those that were typically dominated by men.
Saloua El Idrissi Akhnouch: A Woman who Throned the Business World
Mrs. Saloua is a businesswoman who embarked in the field of finance and business with confidence and ambition. She has achieved salient developments in the field, and brought about a remarkable boom to the country, especially during the year of 2016. She invested her energy to reach better positions. The businesswoman is characterized with her cleverness, which has enabled her to work wisely in her domain.
Her group AKSAL has enjoyed a large attention from brands such as the Spanish group Inditex and the Fayette Gallery, for clothing, who granted granted exclusive franchise for Akhnouch’s Group to exploit the brand’s name in Morocco Mall- Casablanca, the second largest Mall in Africa, run and sponsored by Mrs. Saloua.
Meryem Bensaleh Chekroun: a Symbol of Leadership in Morocco
President of the general of the entrepreneurs’ confederation in Morocco, Mrs Meryem is the only woman that was elected for this post in the MENA region.
Her presence in the different African tours led by King Mohammed the VI has been regarded as a salient event during the year of 2016.
She held several positions, including the president of the Council of the Euro-Mediterranean Mediation and Arbitration. Mrs. Meryem is an active member of the Arab Council for works. She is also a member of different institutions such as, the Commission and the Directorate of the Moroccan-British Business Council, the Young Presidents’ Organization and the Council of Social Development.
Nabila Mounib: A Politician from the Iron Age
A Leftist Moroccan who started her political track in the mid 80’s. She is the first woman leading the party since she was elected in 2012 as the General Secretary of the United Socialist Party. Despite the limited power of her party, she made of it a strong existence within the political arena. Thanks to her eloquent speech loaded with a critical sense directed towards the various issues that the kingdom of Morocco knows. Mrs. Nabila has demonstrated her strengths in the 2016 elections, making her party reach the fore of the elections and succeeded to realize an outcome that is unrivaled.
Amina Benkhedra: A Path Crowned with a Royal Medal
Mrs. Amina is an engineer and a Moroccan politician currently occupies the post of Director-General of the National Office for hydrocarbures and minerals. Her name is listed among the 25 most influential women in the field of entrepreneurship in Africa. She contributed in bringing significant foreign investments and she successfully held lucrative partnerships with many countries. Her success is due to her experience and wisdom at work and her passion for the field of renewable energies. Her path is recorded as a success that was crowned during the seventeenth anniversary of the glorious throne, with a royal medal, a degree of an officer.
Hakima El Hitti: A Minister loaded of discrepancies
A Minister and an energetic politician who sparked massive controversy in the social networking sites in 2016 because of her spontaneous statements in media outlets, which have become the focus of the public. However, she managed to remedy prior mistakes and has shown her wisdom and competencies when managing the Conference organized during COP 22- Marrakech. She earned the approvals of many people.
Aicha Chenna: A Bosom Full of tenderness
A bosom that welcomes all the Moroccan youth, Mrs. Chenna has been surnamed Mother Teresa of Morocco. A woman of principles in behaving with the different components of the society, especially single women, and their children. She devoted her life to them and struggled to guarantee a future to them that ensure their rights as human beings. Her strong personality, generosity has enabled her to receive awards that she usually share with her supporters.
Rajaa Naji Mekaoui: An Exception in Religious Preaching
Mrs. Rajaa is the first woman to specialize in health law and specifically the subject of organ transplantation. She founded a unit for health law in Morocco and Africa. She is the first Moroccan to donate her body after death for the purposes of scientific research and treatment. She also is the first woman to study at Dar al-Hadith Hassania, and the first woman to give a religious lesson in the tutorial series of Ramadan in front of King Mohammed VI and the elite of Muslim scholars.
Hasnaa Chenaoui: The Ambassador of Morocco in Space
The first Arab Muslim woman to receive a doctorate in astronomy. She received the French Academy Award for science meteorites. Notwithstanding her active membership of the international for naming meteorites after ten years of scientific research. She gained a large credibility from scientists from various Western countries because of the tremendous efficiency. Hassna is in constant connection with members of the world body of meteorites, where recently presented a detailed report on scientific research about a meteor that landed some 70 kilometers from the city of Tata. She now is considered a leading scientist of meteorites in the Arab and Muslim world.
Leila Slimani: A Golden Pen
Leila is the first woman awarded the prize of Goncourt the oldest and most prestigious award for literature in France for her novel “A quiet song” in November 2016. Her vast intellectual abilities as well as her writing aptitude made her style a unique one that competes with French authors. This realization reflects the talents of the Moroccan community residing abroad; competencies that qualify the community to occupy the highest degree of excellence.