The Powerful Arab Woman: The How-To Guidebook for Leadership & Success

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Dr. Souad Mohamed is the author of the upcoming book “The Powerful Arab Woman: The How-To Guidebook for Leadership & Success”. The book is based on extensive research, expertise, and numerous interviews with inspirational and influential powerful women including Nobel Peace Prize winners, Government Officials, Business Leaders, CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Scientists, Executive Deans, and Philanthropists across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The book will provide readers with practical guidance and real-life successful strategies developed by the interviewed women leaders to enable them to climb the ladder of leadership.

Recent Publications

Mohamed, S., Kemp, L. (2019) ‘Women in Sudan – leading global ideas towards a new international future’. Harvard Business Review Arabia. October 2019.

Granados, M., Mohamed, S. and Hlupic, V. (2017). Knowledge Management activities in Social Enterprises: lessons for small and non-profit firms. Journal of Knowledge Management. 21 (2).

Mohamed, S., Amar, A.D., and Coakes, E (2014) ‘Managerial Perceptions in Knowledge Management Implementation: Results from a Case Study and a Survey’. Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies IFORS 2014, Barcelona, Spain. 13-18 July 2014.

Mohamed, S., (2013), ‘Fuzzy Cognitive Driver-Mapping Model of Indirect Human Information System Costs’. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 26-28 November 2013.

Granados, M. L., Hlupic, V., Coakes, E and Mohamed, S (2013) ‘Developing Knowledge Management Capabilities in Social Enterprises: UK experience’. Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Knowledge Management – ECKM 2013, Kaunas, Lithuania. 5th – 6th September 2013. The winner for Best PhD paper

Granados, M. L., Hlupic, V., Coakes, E. and Mohamed, S., (2013) ‘The organisation of Social Enterprises from a knowledge-based perspective’. 4th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise ‘If Not For Profit, For What? And How?’, Liege, Belgium. 1 -4 July 201

Granados, M. L., Hlupic, V., Coakes, E. and Mohamed, S., (2013) ‘Social Enterprises as knowledge-¬‐based organisations: UK experiences’. UNRISD Conference on the Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy, Geneva, Switzerland. 6-8 May 2013.

Granados, M. L., Hlupic, V., Coakes, E and Mohamed, S (2011) ‘Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship Research and Theory: A Bibliometric Analysis’. Social Enterprise Journal, 7 (3), pp. 198-218.

Granados, M. L., Hlupic, V., Coakes, E and Mohamed, S (2011) ‘Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship: a Bibliometric Analysis from 1991 to 2010’. Proceedings of the 3rd EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise, Roskilde, Denmark. 4th-7th July 2011.

Mohamed S., Coakes E., Leslie A., (2010) ‘Hierarchical structures: conducive or barrier to Knowledge Management? Americas Conference on Information Systems 2010, August 12-15th Lima, Peru August 12th-15th.

Mohamed, S., and Guah, M.W., (2010) ‘Key Performance Indicators for IS/IT Indirect Human Costs in the Service Sector’ the International Journal of Value Chain Management, Special Issue: ICT Adoption and Socio-Technical Aspects of ICT, 4, (1/2), pp.31-48.


“It has been a real honour to work with such a genuine and inspirational individual who is supportive of the growth of others and has never hindered to put others before herself.”

Sarah Shousha, Senior Policy Advisor at Department of Energy and Climate Change UK

“Souad is an inspirational speaker who reads her audience well and tailors her address to get her message across and achieve the right outcome.”

Luma Zitani, VP Sanctions Advisory at Barclays UK

“Dr. Souad will do whatever it takes to get the job done in an excellent manner.”

Dr. Ghada Refaat El Said, Usability Consultant Egypt

“If only her style can be adapted to all subjects.”

Egzon Sojeva, IKEA Group UK

“She made a tremendous positive impact on my career and on me personally.”

Fahad Alrakaf, Chairperson of Pharmacy Supply Department, King Fahad Medical City Saudi Arabia

“Three simple words briefly describe Dr. Souad’s style: Clear presentation of ideas, extraordinary, never get bored.”

May Abdelsalam, Sales & Marketing UK

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