2016 EY WABN Mentee Caroline Maher, the most decorated Taekwondo athlete in Egypt, was elected to Egypt’s new Parliament. Caroline represented her country in global contests among the finest players in the world and was awarded more than 130 trophies in 38 countries. Caroline is currently an HR Manager at PEUGEOUT and is the youngest manager on board. She is also an HR Consultant at Helm, a nonprofit organization for people with disabilities, and an International Taekwondo Referee. Her Mentor is Janet Hogben, of IWF United Kingdom, the Chief People Officer for EDF Energy. In 2014, she was chosen to participate in the UN Women global campaign “Women of Achievement,” highlighting women and girls who have overcome barriers to succeed in their field. Women first attained this right to be part of Egypt’s Parliament in 1956.
Upon her appointment Maher stated, “I hope I can make a change for the better in everything I do, being among the 5 percent presidential quota of parliamentarians is an honor. I had to accept it, as I want to create positive change in my country.” (Source: American University in Cairo)
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