Muna is a media personality from Saudi Arabia and one of the hosts of Kalam Nawaem, a popular program on MBC Arabic television. The show is hosted by four women, all from different backgrounds, discussing mainly issues concerning women. Issues range from polygamy to divorce to domestic violence. Muna's popularity on Kalam Nawaem earned her the title of the "Saudi Oprah." In 2005, Muna AbuSulayman became the first woman in Saudi Arabia appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations Development Programs. As a popular public speaker, Muna travels internationally speaking at conferences and business meetings. Muna AbuSulayman is truly breaking down barriers, as just until recently, Saudi Arabia had strict rules against women's job choices. As a role model to Muslim women, she is displaying through her actions that it is possible to be a strong woman both in faith and the world simultaneously.
Khadija Ben Ganna
This next inspirational woman may be familiar to you if you watch al-Jazeera news. Khadija Ben Ganna is an Algerian journalist and anchor on the news network. I found her to be an inspiration because she made the transition from non-hijabi to hijabi in front of the whole world. After deliberating with herself for three years and "defeating the devil", one day before eid al fitr, Khadija decided to wear the hijab. Unlike many Muslim women in the professional world, Khadija was lucky as to not have to choose between her faith and her profession.