Najla Bouden

Najla Bouden Romdhane is the prime minister of Tunisia and head of the government. She is the first woman in the Arab world to be appointed to the position. CAREER 2021 | Prime minister of Tunisia (first woman to occupy the position in the Arab world) 2015 | Cabinet of the Minister of Higher Education […]

Souad Abderrahim

Souad Abderrahim is a Tunisian politician currently serving as the Mayor of Tunis. She is the first woman to occupy this notable position. AWARDS 2014 | Knight of the Tunisian Order of Merit CAREER 2018 | Elected Mayor of Tunis (first women to occupy the office) 2017 | Joined the executive bureau of Ennahdha 2011 […]


Saliha, also known as Salouha Ben Ibrahim Ben Abdelhafidh, was a Tunisian singer. She learnt how to sing by imitating the princesses in Mohamed Bey’s household while they learnt how to sing and play instruments. CAREER 1958 | Last concert 1938 | First stage appearance BIO 1914 | Born in Nebeur, Kef 1958 | Died […]

Fadhila Khetmi

Musician, Composer, Actor, Dancer, Presenter, Comedian, Networker. Maryoul Fadhila, a traditional clothing staple in the Tunisian women’s wardrobe was named after her. CAREER 1928 | 1st women to found a theater ensemble in tandem with Abderrazak Karabaka 1927 | Avenir Theater Ensemble 1920 | Arab Theater Ensemble BIO 1992 | Died in Tunis 1957 | […]

Habiba Msika

Habiba Msika, also known as Marguerite Msika, was a Tunisian singer, dancer and actress. She was raised by her aunt Leila Sfez, a singer and composer, who taught her how to sing. Often called the “first star of Tunis,” Msika rose to fame across the Maghreb and Middle East because of her beautiful voice and […]

Raoua Tlili

Raoua Tlili is a Tunisian Paralympic multi gold medalist competing mainly in category F41 shot put and discus. She defeated her condition (dwarfism) and achieved the impossible through her determination. CAREER 2020 | Summer Paralympics, Tokyo, won 2 gold medals 2019 | World Para Athletics Championships, won gold medal in the F41 shot put 2016 […]

Ons Jabeur

Ons Jabeur, also known as the minister of happiness, is a Tunisian professional tennis player. Currently ranking as World No. 2, she and her Tunisian team have caught the eye of Tennis fans around the world and managed to win many respectable titles over the last couple of years. AWARDS 2019 | Arab Woman of […]

Arwa La Kairouanaise

Arwa was the daughter of Mansour Ben Yazid Al Hamiri. She was the first to be wed with a monogamous wedding contract to the Caliph Abou Jaafar Al Mansour. BIO Lived in the 8th century. READS Arwa the Kairouanaise

Alia Menchari

The first female pilot in Africa and the MENA region. In 1978, She passed the theoretical aviation examinations with honors and obtained the presidential prize. She then made her way to become a pilot for the national aviation company Tunisair in a workplace dominated by men. CAREER 1981 | Tunisair, pilot STUDIES 1976 | Aviation […]

Tawhida Ben Cheikh

The first women to obtain the baccalaureate degree and first female Muslim Doctor in the Maghreb region. She worked a paediatrician and a gynaecologist pioneering in women’s health. Various tributes celebrate Dr Ben Cheikh including a hospital in her name in France, a Google Doodle in her honor on the 27th of March 2021, and […]

Om Millel

Also known as Al Sayda daughter of Al Mansour Ibn Youssef Al Sanhaji. She was raised and educated as the Muslim princesses were brought up. She took over as the leader of Al Qayrawan after her brother left for war until his heir Al Moez comes of age. She was the first women to be […]


Elyssa, otherwise known as Dido, is a Phoenician princess and the founder of Carthage in 814 BC. In Greek and Roman mythologies, Dido is the sister of Pygmalion. She fled Tyre to found Carthage after discovering that her brother was behind her husband’s death. The name, Dido, translates from Latin to the “Wanderer”. LINKS

Aziza Othmana

As well called Fetima Othmana: She was a Tunisian philanthropist princess from the Mouradites dynasty. She is most known for financing a hospital on El Azzafine Street in the Medina of Tunis, which will later be named after her. She was named Aziza (EN: the cherished one) by the people who were particularly fond of […]

Safia Farhat

She worked on stained glass windows, drawings, paintings, bas-reliefs, frescoes, and tapestries. EXHIBITIONS 2022 |, BIENNIAL OF VENICE CAREER Since 1982 | Radès, Centre des Arts Vivants de Radès (founded by Abdallah and Safia Farhat, who donated it to the Tunisian state, today hosted by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Tunisia) 1966 | […]

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