Middle Eastern woman of the year is a Lebanese journalist

Raghida Dergham is a Lebanese-American journalist and a political analyst. She is also a columnist for world-renowned newspapers such as the Huffington Post and Arab News. Raghida is also the founder of Beirut Institute. Recently, Arab Foundation of London and Regent’s University awarded Raghida with the Arab Woman Award for 2017 in London. This is the third edition of the awards that aim at honoring Middle Eastern women that have a regional and a global impact. Nine other women, who work in different fields, were awarded this year. According to


, Raghida has interviewed more than “20 presidents and prime ministers, and more than 100 foreign ministers.” This is not the first time that Raghida is recognized for her hard work and accomplishments. In 2011, she was among

100 Most Powerful Arab Women

according to Arabian Business. She was ranked 42nd. Lebanese women have accomplished a lot this year! Just recently, a Lebanese woman named Susan Dabaja was

elected president of Dearborn’s city council

in the United States. Also, 12 Lebanese women were ranked among the

top 100 most powerful businesswomen in the Middle East


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