319. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha (Dir. Pediatric Residency Program, Hurley Medical Center)

Flint

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha an Iraqi immigrant and Director of the Residency Program, Hurley Medical Center helped raise awareness about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan in 2016 .

http://www.arabamericannews.com/news/news/id_11699/The-Iraqi-immigrant-doctor-who-saved-Flint.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pediatrician-forced-state-to-take-flint-crisis-seriously_us_569febbfe4b076aadcc5014e

315. Slma Shelbayah (Assignment Editor/Producer and Writer, CNN)

Slma

Slma Shelbayah is a Broadcast Journalist and Communications Consultant. She is a Producer/Assignment Editor for CNN and also a Writer for CNN.com. Her career includes breaking news coverage with CNN International, spanning the regions of the Middle East, Asia and Africa and varying across national and international topics including stories covering Arab and Muslim Diasporas. [Taken from slmashelbayah.com]

http://slmashelbayah.com

http://www.cnn.com/profiles/slma-shelbayah

312. Bayan Mahmoud Al-Zahran (Lawyer, Saudi Arabia)

Bayan

In 2013 Bayan Mahmoud Al-Zahran became the first woman licensed to practice law in Saudi Arabia, and in 2014 she opened the kingdom’s first-ever all-woman law firm.

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/the-world-s-100-most-powerful-arab-women-541034.html?view=profile&itemid=540861

http://fortune.com/worlds-greatest-leaders/bayan-mahmoud-al-zahran-30/

http://www.barakabits.com/2014/04/finally-saudi-arabiafirst-female-licensed-attorney

311. Fatima Hasan (Director, Places and Spaces for Growth Learning Center)

Fatima

Fatima Hasan is the Owner and Director of Places and Spaces for Growth Learning Center, an early childcare center that prepares children for Kindergarten, providing high quality care at affordable prices. The business has grown by word-or-mouth and has achieved three Keystone stars. Fatima also provides paid sick leave for all of her employees and testified from her role as a small business owner during the passage of paid sick leave policy in Philadelphia. She has been in Early Childhood Education for 17 years advocating for children, families and the providers in this field. Fatima believes that all children, regardless of their race or social economic status, deserve a high quality education.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/champions/working-family-champions-of-change/fatima-hasan

310. Munira Khalif (Founder, Lighting The Way)

Munira

 

Munira Khalif is an 18-year-old high school senior at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota who recently was accepted into all 8 Ivy League Universities in the US.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/14/teen-ivy-league-schools_n_7064890.html

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/minnesota-teen-munira-khalif-accepted-all-eight-ivy-league-schools-n338661

306. Afsha Ahmed (Teacher, Army Public School, Peshawar)

Afsha

Afsha Ahmed, a teacher at the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan heroically stood between her students and Taliban militants who stormed her classroom on Tuesday December 16, 2014 and gave her life to save the lives of her students.

Story: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/peshawar-school-attack-teacher-gave-her-life-to-save-pupils-9930759.html

305. Tahira Qazvi (Principal, Army Public School and Colleges System,Peshawar)

Tahira

Principal Tahira Qazi of the Army Public School and Colleges System, was initially rescued by the army during the violent siege on the school by Taliban which claimed the lives of 145 students on Tuesday December 16, 2014, but later went back into the school to help the children escape and was killed.

Story: http://tribune.com.pk/story/808764/life-lived-on-principles/

304. Tugce Albayrak (University Student, Germany)

Germany

Tugce Albayrak, a teaching student at Justus Liebig university in Giessen. On November 15, 2014 she rushed to the aid of two teenage girls being harassed at a McDonald’s bathroom. She heard the screams of two teenagers trapped in the corner of the toilet of the restaurant by a man who had been threatening them and confronted the man. Later, the man attacked Tugce in the parking lot of the McDonald’s striking her unconscious.

She was later put on life-support, but at the request of her family she was removed from life-support due to doctors saying she did not have after doctors had told them she was brain dead and would never recover.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/02/germany-car-park-coma-death-student-teacher-funeral

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30268653

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/03/world/europe/tugce-albayrak-death-rattles-germany.html?_r=0