News

Nadia Abdou Becomes Egypt’s First Ever Female Governor

Nadia Abdou Becomes Egypt’s First Ever Female Governor

Nadia Ahmed Abdou

Nadia Ahmed Abdou was sworn in on Thursday before president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as the new governor of Beheira, the first female to ever hold a governor post in Egypt.

Adbou is planning to turn Rashid into a touristic area. She also wants to establish industrial projects, including hospitals, schools, and universities.

Abdou has served as the deputy governor since 2013. She spent 10 years, from 2002 to 2012, as chief of the Alexandria Drinking Water Company. She was also the first woman to hold this post. She also supervised water utility projects in Alexandria.

Beheria governorate’s official website published Abdou’s biography. The new governor graduated in 1968 from Alexandria University’s Faculty of Engineering’s Chemistry department.

Abdou was also a member of the National Council for Women’s Rights and the National Democratic Party, headed by ousted president Hosni Mubarak. She was nominated by Alexandria’s governor for the award of Mohamed Ben Rashed Al Maktoum for inspirational women.

Abdou has achieved significant progress while she was deputy governor. The governorate’s people call her “Iron Woman”.

Egypt's Cotton Exports Increase by 63.9%
Gender Pay Gap: Belittling Arab Women's Efforts Because They Are Not the ‘Breadwinners’

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Interpol Extradites Three Egyptians Implicated in ‘Fairmont Gang Rape’ from Lebanon to Egypt

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 24, 2020

PayTabs Egypt is Giving COVID-19 Impacted Small Businesses Free Access to Digital Payment Solutions

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 24, 2020

Egyptian Journalist Lina Attalah Named One of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

Amina ZaineldineSeptember 23, 2020

Egypt Signs East Mediterranean Gas Forum Charter

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 22, 2020

14 Fully Intact and Sealed Coffins Discovered after 2,500 Years in Egypt’s Saqqara

Amina ZaineldineSeptember 21, 2020

Egyptian ‘TikTok’ Star Menna Abdel Aziz Released: Lawyers

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 18, 2020

Egypt Braces for Second Wave of COVID-19 with 4-Part Public Health Plan

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 16, 2020

Sinai Development Projects Target 26 Bedouin Communities to Invest in Human Potential

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 15, 2020