This event is presented by CDDRL and the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy
Esraa Abdel Fattah is Vice-Chairman at the Egyptian Democratic Academy.
* Founder of Free Egyptian Woman, a group for women’s political empowerment.
* Columnist at El- Masrey-Al-Youm newspaper, the most widely distributed, privately owned newspaper in Egypt, and has her own talk show on channel “On TV Life " every weekend.
* Co-founded April 6 General Strike Egypt in 2008, a Facebook group, to promote a day of civil disobedience calling for workers to stay home in protest against low wages and soaring food prices. After being dubbed the social-networking phenomenon “Facebook Girl”, she was detained by Egyptian security and spent two weeks in prison.
* Political Activist, played a leading role in the mass protests in Tahrir Square during the 25th January Revolution. She was not only active on the Internet, but also on the ground, updating Al Jazeera TV with the latest news related to the opposition.
* Named Woman of the Year 2011 by Glamour Magazine for her leadership in organizing the historic Tahrir Square movement in Egypt.
* Named as one of Arabian Business Magazine's 100 most powerful Arab women in 2011 & 2012.
* Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, 2011.
* Co-Founder and member of the Steering Committee in ElDostor Party , 2012.