Dr. Amany Asfour
Dr. Amany Asfour is graduated from Faculty of Medicine – Cairo University and had her Master Degree & M.D. degree in Pediatrics In her academic career, she is a Lecturer of Pediatrics at the National Research Center of Egypt.She joined the private sector since she was a student at the Faculty of Medicine. Within few years she was also able to establish a company for Medical equipments with more than 30 brands of medical equipments .
Her interests were not limited to establishing her private Business only but soon she realized the importance of creating an organization targeting Economic Women Empowerment & Young Women Entrepreneurship Promotion. As a result she established the Egyptian Business women Association in 1995 with the objectives of promoting young generations of Women Entrepreneurs & giving guidance to women business owners of Small & Medium enterprises. The organization also supports the mainstream of feminine gender in the Global Market. From her belief that financial independence gives the Power of Choice & Voice, she directed her activities towards Economic Empowerment of Women , Capacity Building, Development of Human Resources & to stress on equal opportunity for girls , Youth and women for education & training and promotion of Women and Youth in Science and Technology .and building partnerships with their colleagues in Africa, Asia, Europe and all over the world.
From her belief that Economic Empowerment of Women is a must for Economic Growth and for development She has been advocating for women Empowerment on the African, Arab and Mediterranean regions. She founded, Business and Professional Women – Egypt and then established The African Alliance for Women Empowerment which has focal points all over Africa & the main target is Women Empowerment and promoting economic integration among women and Youth Entrepreneurs in Africa and building partnerships across their colleagues in Asia, Europe and the whole world.
Dr Asfour also initiated the Mediterranean Congress for Business and Professional Women as a platform for sharing experiences and good practices among women entrepreneurs in the Mediterranean Region and to have regional cooperation in the region.
As Dr Asfour is lobbying for women Empowerment on the African, Arab, and Mediterranean regions & on an International Level she was awarded many awards from Egypt, Africa, Arab world, Islamic world and from all over the world. As a president of the Egyptian business women association Dr Asfour has been able to establish lot of partnerships with international and regional organizations including UN Women, UNDP, ILO, UNIDO , African Union, European Union, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA),Mediterranean chambers of Commerce .
Dr Asfour was also successful in implementing 2 big projects for establishing Hatchepsut Business Women Development Center for the economic empowerment of women Entrepreneurs and a regional program for support of Female entrepreneurs in Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.