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Shaima Tantawy

Shaima Tantawy

2013 Fellow
Women's Initiative Fellowship Program

Shaima desires to play an active role in the change that is taking place in Egypt and hopes to contribute to the betterment of her society.  

Shaima entered the workforce in 2004 as an Accountant at Barclays Bank in Egypt.  Three years later, she resigned so she could devote herself to her start-up NGO, Man Ahyaha.  She is the Executive Manager and Treasurer of the non-profit, which helps improve the conditions of underprivileged Egyptians living in slums.  Man Ahyaha is particularly focused on income improvement and education in these destitute areas.

Shaima is also serves as the Operational Manager of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. 

Shaima holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Ain Shams University in Cairo.