Author Archive | Madeleine

A Safe Space

By Madeleine White Last week was Week of Women and Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). It is not surprising therefore that I was involved in two thought leadership events – both looking at different perspectives of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and the players and policies that shape it. The first event was hosted by the FCO's Wilton […]

Building Market Opportunity and Women’s Networks in MENA

By Madeleine White Reflections on Trade+ Impact summit, in Ifrane, Morocco 19-23rd September 2016 Madeleine is co-founder of Nina magazine, Impact director of Enterprise development NGO Challenges Worldwide (a founder member of the Access to Finance for Rural Enterprise (ACRE) consortium). Madeleine contributed to discussions around the importance of impact investment and social enterprise within wider economic […]

A new generation of Impact Investment, an opportunity for Iraq?

By Madeleine White, capacity building specialist and co-founder of Nina-Iraq Magazine, Director of Impact, Challenges. On International Women's Day last year I was in Kurdistan, addressing an audience of hundreds of men and women looking to celebrate the strides women had made in both Kurdistan and Iraq as a whole. This year I spent the day in the City […]

The’ Next Billion’ and the Power of Inclusive Prosperity

By Madeleine White, capacity building specialist and co-founder of Nina Magazine “Emerging markets will be a driving force in sustainable economic growth. If civil society is fully and inclusively engaged in the economy, the significant population growth rate will lead to greater consumption and therefore greater economic growth.  Cash rich emerging markets with an inclusive […]

A Message of Hope on Int'l Women’s Day

Report first published in, the magazine for Iraqi women everywhere Key stakeholders, including the Municipality of Suleimania, the University of Suleimania, Chamber Trade Sweden, Nina Magazine  and many others sent a strong message of collaboration and support to all Iraqi women on March 8th Women’s Day. A two day event held at the Grand […]

International Women’s Day Event in Iraq: Present Reality, Future Hope

Nina Magazine is delighted to be playing a pivotal role in Iraq’s International Women’s Day Celebrations on 7-8th March as media partner. Hosted in the Grand Millennium Hotel in Suleimania, over 300 delegates from across Iraq and internationally are expected to enjoy two days of knowledge-share and Kurdish hospitality. Each year International Women's Day (IWD) […]

Mawada – a promise of hope from a new generation of women in Iraq

December 2014. A year of adversity and endurance and yet also opportunity  in Iraq. As the Editor in Chief of Nina Magazine, a bilingual magazine in print and online for Iraqi women everywhere, I passionately believe in the power of young people to step up, once they believe they can do something. That of course is the importance […]

Mobile Miracles - Educational Vision

Madeleine White is a capacity building specialist and Editor-in-Chief of In the last few weeks Nina has run three major interviews. We have spoken to Iraqi civil society leader and global Vital Voices winner Suaad Allami, women’s rights activist and MP Mayson Damaluji as well as Kurdish politician and business leader Parwen Babaker. All […], nation building for Iraqi women launches this week is new magazine and webportal for Iraqi Women everywhere. In a launch that has coincided with the Iraqi elections, Nina is a sign of hope and strength that allows the international 5 million diaspora to connect back to support women’s economic empowerment in country. Free educational links, business building courses and mentoring support are […]

Generation Global - Empowering Young Learners

By Madeleine White, capacity building and communications specialist. Generation Global - empowering young  learners to become adult nation builders It’s that time of year again.  GESS, and the Global Educational Forum are starting tomorrow in Dubai. Leaders from the world of education, government, private sector and technology will be sharing perspectives and getting insight into some […]

IBN at the Heart of Women’s Economic Empowerment

By Madeleine White, capacity building and communications specialist. Nina: The Heart of Enterprise, the Spirit of Iraq - the IBN at the Heart of a Ground-Breaking Women’s Economic Empowerment Project It is fitting that the first official announcement about Nina is made in the pages of the Iraq Business News. Designed to encourage capacity building and […]