Powerful Libyan Women (Part 1)

Drawing by Alaa Shatwan - Libyan Painter 
From a first glance, I bet you are getting all excited and motivated by the title because I am so excited to share this with the world. I believe when women come together, magic happens. I was first inspired by Oprah Winfrey. She has shown me what a powerful woman is. She has shown young girls and women that they are unstoppable and capable of whatever they set their minds to. She believes in educating girls and providing the right tools for them to concur the world.

In the process of preparing this article, I was searching on social media and asking friends to give names of woman who have accomplished in our society. I was blown away by the number of messages I received and also proud of them all. I will be sharing with you a number of Libyan women that I am sure you will be inspired by and motivated just as I am.

Rahma Belaid is an Aerospace Engineering student in Iowa State University. She is also majoring in Economy as a second major. She has been enlisted in Dean's List for Spring 2017. She was selected to take part in (I-LEAD) program. Prior the program, she was selected to be a training assistant in the same program. She is now selected by her academic supervisor to be an orientation leader to lead new students to cope with the new environment in Iowa state university. She is learning German alongside her studies and was rewarded for her astonishing performance. Before leaving Libya, Rahma was one of the founders of the first students union in Janzoor county in Tripoli.  

Serein Sharda is a 23 year old senior in European Economics and finance in University of Lithuania. She has won a scholarship to study in Germany. She is a member in I am Tawfik organization. She is a YouTuber/Blogger and life stylist. She speaks German in addition of English. She is looking forward to learning new languages. She has worked with different organizations in Libya. 

Rawassi Abd Al-Jalil is a 21 year old dental student. She works as a radio presenter. Also, she is a reporter for Aljazeera Live. She is an apprentice in the art of debate. She participated in the national debate championship and came forth with her team. She was the only female in her team. She works with different social organizations and she aspires to prove that Libyan women are inspiring, creative and can lead in many fields.

Lubna Zantouti ,23 year old, she is an electrical and electronic Engineering senior in Tripoli university. After Libya's liberation in 2011, she began her journey in volunteering and social work in the following: Hemayat Alwatan association, one of the founders of Awn Libya association, Ambitions movement and one of the officials in Creativity without boarders festival in 2012. She was a member in the Students Media Center. She is the vice-president of the Cultural Bureau in 2015. Also, she was the vice-president of the students union of Tripoli university and president of 2030 project.

Concluding, this article is set to celebrate women and their achievements, especially, Libyan women. This article will be divided in parts due to the big number of women to be mentioned. I am incredibly  proud of them all. I am inspired by those who broke barriers and defied their societies gender norms to prove themselves. I believe that empowering the girls of today will transform the societies of tomorrow.


  1. It's amazing to see and know how powerfil Libyan woman are <3


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