Understanding the changing face of Egypt calls for a look beyond the headlines into a demographic sector that is rapidly transforming the way things are done. Masters of survival and alchemists of change, Egyptian youth today make up half the country’s population, and a propelling source of inspiration. Barakabits got some insights from Creative Industry Summit founder and TEDxAUC Communications Manager Hamza Sarawy, who suggests us five high-impact talks to get inspired.
1) Nada Chatila: A Life Worth Living: An optimist, a fighter, a hoper, Nada tells “one of the most amazing survival stories one can hear about in a lifetime,” says Sarawy.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB196AZ_ONA]
2) Wael Fakhrany: The Discomfort of Our Comfort Zone: Google Egypt’s regional manager and experienced business leader Wael Fakhrany unveils the key to his success in a thought-provoking talk: migrating from the comfort zones into the mysteriously unknown.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ3nlTgL5Ro]
3) Amira Makhlouf: Please Don’t Accept Me!: A provocative and unforgettable take on the concepts of tolerance and acceptance, Amira addresses the Western stereotypes of an Egyptian veiled Muslim girl and its correlation with her fashion choices.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMEZTfVTLZo]
4) Rana El Kalioby: Improving Lives with Emotionally Intelligent Technology: A research scientist at MIT, Rana represents the vigorous, energetic young inventors who strive for social change. She has done magic with computer science to create a software that can help autistic people express their emotions.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9oVNP9zeEM]
5) Amr El-Fass: Your true DNA: Prominent entrepreneur and chief executive officer of ZAD group, El-Fass talks frankly about the importance risk-taking when making career choices and introduces our favorite metaphor: “As opposed to waiting to climb the career ladder, create your very own ladder and follow your passion.”[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuWpJ7FKMHs]