blakINwite’s Most Influential Woman
by People’s Choice 2022

“Influence” - the powerful ability to have direct impact on the surrounding environment, events, and people.


To have influence is to have the ability to bring positive change in the behavior of others, to have impact on lives and even in your area of expertise. We believe in the importance and power of influence, and have selected inspiring women as nominees for blakINwite’s Most Influential Woman title of 2022.

Voters may place their vote from June 6th until June 17th.

Learn more about the competition.

Six inspiring women have the chance to win blakINwite's Most Influential Woman title for 2022! 

Meet our nominees!


Aminah Musa



Aminah Musa is the co-founder of PaliRoots, a Palestinian clothing brand aimed at preserving the Palestinian identities, culture, and heritage. She also uses her brand to support families and children in Palestine, and provides meals to school children in Gaza through her PaliRoots Meal Program.


Areej Mohammed



Areej Mohammed is a TV presenter and producer, reporting on sports news and interviewing international athletes and footballers on her TV shows Thentein W Nos and Alkass Digital. Areej was also the main host for the FIFA World Cup countdown clock. She uses her platform to influence and impact others.


Fajjr Khan



Fajjr Khan is the lead singer of the New York pop duo called “fajjr+ali.” As an American Muslim woman who wears headscarf, she hopes her work will inspire more diversity in mainstream music.


Maya Toron Al Omary



Maya Toron Al Omary was born and raised in New York and is the founder of Maison Mishmashi - a furniture design concept based in Dubai prior to which she co-founded the first 100% women-run real estate company in 2007.


Nada Enan



Nada Enan is the Head of Communications at Instagram for Middle East, Africa & Turkey. She believes in the power of storytelling and encourages Comms professionals to always seek new challenges that are out of their comfort zone.


Yasmeen Sehbai



Yasmeen Sehbai is the founder of a global charity called the Global Schoolhouse Initiative that provides displaced and underserved children with free, emergency education. They work with children who experience daily abuse, neglect, food insecurity, inaccessibility to clean water, and more.