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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Egypt’s Rana El Kaliouby and Farida Osman make BBC’s top 100 women list

Rana El Kaliouby, Farida Osman among BBC’s 100 most inspiring women: Entrepreneur Rana El Kaliouby and champion swimmer Farida Osman, have made it on to the BBC’s list of the 100 most inspiring and influential women for 2019. El Kaliouby’s startup “Affectiva” is creating AI software that recognizes human emotion. She was featured in Bloomberg talking about why she’s intent on “teaching machines to feel” (watch, runtime: 03:08). She was also featured on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 as well as Forbes America’s Top 50 Women in Tech. Osman, is a swimming superstar, being the fastest female swimmer in Egypt and Africa, and has won the bronze medal in the 50m butterfly at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in 2017 and received the NCAA All-America honors.

Of course it wouldn’t be an Egyptian excellence appreciation day without Mo Salah, who has made the cut for the 30-player shortlist for the 2019 Ballon d'Or. Salah was named in the sixth and final series of nominations for the along with Eden Hazard, Marquinhos, Raheem Sterling, and Joao Felix, according to France Football, which presents the award . This is Salah’s second nomination in a row. Last year Real Madrid’s Croatian midfielder Luka Modrić took the prize home. For a more comprehensive rundown of this year’s Ballon d’Or, check out France Football: The ten lessons to remember from the list of 30.

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