Nora Haleem took over her late husband’s printing business, saving its 20 employees’ jobs, and has managed it successfully for four years.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and is a group facilitator with BLESS (Basic Life and Emotional Skills School). She also travels to southern Egypt with members of her church to counsel women and children.
In May 2012 Haleem gave a talk called “How to Get Your Ideas Heard,” and she is planning training sessions to teach personal and business skills.
In partnership with the Chamber of Printing Industries and School of Applied Arts, Haleem recently hosted the Second Annual Ayman Ramzy Design Award for applied arts and fine arts students. The award is named for her late husband.
Haleem is developing an NGO aimed at teaching self-awareness, emotional skills, sex education, and personal and professional counseling.
Haleem has also collaborated with other Women’s Initiative fellows. She worked with Enas Lofty on a project to photograph women who have prevailed despite challenging circumstances, and she printed materials for Azza Koura’s conference “Egypt and Future Paths.”