There was a tag on twitter the other day #amazingegyptians where people were off naming a bunch of cool Egyptians. I noticed one tweet that said not many women were on there. So I after some research and asking around, I compiled a list- a very eclectic list of a plethora of Egyptian women ranging from scientists, journalists, doctors, actresses, and bloggers. Feel free to comment below to add more awesome Egyptian women because I am sure there are SOO much more!
Dr.Samira Mousa the first women to study nuclear science, PhD in Atomic Radiation, worked to make medical use of nuclear tech affordable to all Egyptians
Kamilia Abdelfattah - Egyptian psychologist and educator
Radwa Ashour - noble essayist, author, and lecturer, who won prizes all over the world for her artistic novels
Shams Ahmed, Egyptian bassist
Leila_Ahmed Egyptian writer on Islam and Muslim feminism, novelist, the first women's studies professor at Harvard Divinity School
Umm Kulthum - dubbed greatest female singer in Middle Eastern history.
Tamav Irinie, A modern Coptic saint.
Injy Hassan Aflatoun - Painter, whose political attitude showed in her work.
Zeinobia- Activist, Blogger, President Obama reads her blog.
Shahira Amin - Anchor/journalist for Egyptian State TV who resigned during Jan. 25 Revolution because of the station's lies.
Dalia Ziada- Activist, blogger, one of 150 most influential women in the world
Mona Eltahawy- columnist, feminist, public speaker
Nermeena - blogger, had her blog since 2004, one of the first bloggers in Egypt.
Eman Hashim award-winning blogger, teacher, writer, ophthalmologist
Nadia Younes: served as Deputy Spokeswoman for the Secretary-General of UN, Director of the UN Information Centre
Butheina Kamel, TV show host, candidate for Egypt's first free presidential elections post-Mubarak
Nawal el-Saadawi Egyptian doctor, feminist, writer
Hoda Shaarawi - Egyptian feminist, nationalist
Asma Mahfouz - Activist whose vlogs helped spark the revolution.
Hanan Turk - outstanding actress, former ballerina, volunteer, worldwide ambassador for the international NGO Islamic Relief
Azza Fahmy - jewelery designer, was British Designer of the Year.
Lamia Bahnasawy - Archery champion, participated in 2004 Olympics
Nadia El-Awady President of the World Federation of Science Journalists.
Dalia Mogahed - Advisor selected by Obama on the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Executive Director of Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, executive director at Women in International Security (WIIS)
Jihan El Midany - Pentathlete at Youth Olympic Games
Ethar El-Katatney - Award-winning journalist, author.
Aya Medani, Competed in 2008 Olympics, Pentathlon, fencing.
St. Mary of Egypt - who took on man's garb to enter monastery and was falsely accused of sin
Ragia Omran - exceptional human rights lawyer
Hayat Farag- Egyptian wrestler, competed in 2008 Olympics