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Highlighting Middle Eastern Women

Women in the Middle East have realized amazing achievements and many successes for which they can be justifiably proud. They are catalysts in sustainably developing the aviation industry.

These women have proven track records in empowering women to successfully pursue their profession of interest and they have inspired many young women in their countries to realize their dreams.

These are just a few of their stories.

Egypt’s Hasnaa Taymour: Childhood Dreams Surmount Adult Barriers
As a child, Hasnaa Taymour was fascinated by the aircraft models her father, who used to work in the air force, would bring her. During her sophomore year in pharmacy, she saw an ad for pilot training and recruitment. “You think they will notice? I mean, the ad doesn’t specify a gender,” Taymour said to her father. With his support, she applied.

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