It has definitely been a year of ups and downs for the Middle East and South Asia.
Home to one-fifth of the global population, nations in the region have faced extraordinary political, social and economic challenges in 2014.
These women, however, chose to rise above those challenges and have gone on to accomplish some of the greatest feats in regional and global history. Ranging from social activism and law to journalism and mathematics, these inspiring women continue to dispel stereotypes and have achieved their merits with passion, grace and utter bad-assery.
It wasn’t easy, but I picked 15 amazing women whose work so far and promise for the future are sure to spark some innovative ideas for 2015 and inspire other women to do the same. Check out the article published at Elan Magazine.