Mariz desires to support Egypt in its transitional period through empowering individuals and helping them discover their true potential, recognize their inner beauty, and increase their self-esteem. Mariz believes that by achieving these goals, individuals will be able to take risks and fight for their dreams.
A 2013 alumna of the Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative Fellowship (now known as WE Lead), Mariz currently works as a Business Development Advisor at Medmark Insurance Brokerage. She also serves as a part time facilitator at Red Rock International where she leads experiential trainings for multinational organizations, local businesses, and youth.
She is a co-organizer of Cairo Runners, Cairo’s first organized running group. Since starting in 2012, the organization has grown to over 2500 members, hosting half marathons, marathons, and fundraising/cause runs. Cairo Runners also supported the launch of the first Cairo half-marathon and marathon, which today welcomes over 6,000 participants.
Mariz recently summited Mount Kilimanjaro, and today is an active member of Maadi Runners. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Ain Shams University.