Al-Faqih, Judge Kholoud
Source of Influence: Social Issues
Status: Featured in current year
Faqih made history when she became the first female Sharia judge in the Middle East (in Ramallah, Palestine). She has travelled internationally to speak about her struggles in succeeding in a male-dominated field, and has become an inspiration to many females outside the Middle East as well. She was ranked number 10 of the “100 Most Powerful Arab Women” in 2012, by the CEO Middle East magazine, Arabian Business.