Dr. Nour Ghadban: women in science have the power to change the world

“Inside every woman is strength, creativity, inquisitiveness and powerful voice.  Woman is nature and life . Through her patience and strong will  woman is able to  challenge and achieve the impossible”  Dr. Nour Ghadban, who  holds a phD in computer and controlling engineering and a social activist said in an interview conducted by the Syriatimes e-newspaper.

Dr. Ghadban has recently got the Arab women certificate of Arab woman’s  policy, in building homelands conference held by International Academy of Studies and Humanities in cooperation with International Entrepreneurship  and Women ( IEAW) .

Dr. Ghadban  said  “I think women and girls face so many challenges. The challenges are absolutely enormous in every aspect of their lives, globally. Whether it be to do with education, or healthcare, the right to have logistical protection over violence, rape, abuse - the list is endless”. 

She underlined that the biggest challenge for women in the 21st century revolves around the issue of choice – the freedom for women to choose who they become, stressing  “we must support women to unleash their power to propel them to achieve that goal.”

Dr. Ghadban  stressed that these challenges and obstacles  can limit women’s  development and prevent them from reaching their full potentials

She pointed out  that mentally strong women do things differently because they live by a different set of core beliefs that guide their decisions and daily habits.


“ I seek through my voluntary programs and  presentations   in different kinds of activities concerning women’s issues  to raise women’s awareness  about overcoming  challenges by providing girls and young women supportive environment through which they can express their strength and pursue their dreams, while building confidence and leadership skills”. Dr. Ghadban highlighted.

“ the world needs science, science needs women , women in science have the power to change the world “ according to Dr. Ghadban, who is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of advanced Research in Management and Computer science. 

She underlined the necessity to carry out constantly  different kinds of activities for women as they are positive initiatives to support and empower girls and women socially, economically, culturally and politically  as well as  to realize their inner strengths to dream and do..

“ I have  profound   respect and admiration for  the Syrian women, whose  experiences  reflect  strength and resourcefulness and depict  that they are the cornerstone of families, communities and societies”. Dr.Ghadban expressed.

She highly valued the Syrian women’s steadfastness in defense of their country during the war on Syria which showed their ability to fight the crisis even if they can’t be in the battle field side by side with men .

“ I am  very proud to see the Syrian women so active, and fundamental members in their society in all fields, especially after the brutal war on Syria that sought undermining the country’s prosperity and stability” Dr. Ghadban said.

“ together , we are building a pipeline of powerful and diverse female leadership that will transform opportunities for all women and girls” Dr. Ghadban concluded.ز


Interviewed by : Rawaa Ghanam