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Alexandra Kinias

Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Women of Egypt Network 

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Her Story

Alexandra’s journey started in Egypt with STEM and has taken her to the US and GEM (Gender Equality Matters). She is screenplay writer, novelist, women rights advocate and a freelance market research consultant on Egyptian women's issues. Her passion for movies, books, art, travel and women issues and empowerment is reflected in her writings and advocacy. 


Kinias although a graduate mechanical engineer from the University of Alexandria in Egypt, her passion was in writing which she pursued after she moved to America. She studied creative and screenplay writing and became a published author and a screen writer. Her English self-published fiction Black Tulips, is inspired by her life growing up in a male dominant society in Egypt. Her Arabic book, Cleopatra and her Sisters, is a satirical collection of stories about women's relationships in Egypt. She co-wrote the movie Cairo Exit, a drama about a forbidden love affair between a Coptic Christian woman and a Muslim man. The movie was censored in Egypt, yet received international recognition and was screened in Tribeca, Dubai Film Festival and Washington Arabian Nights Festival. It also won best non-European Film in the Independent European Film Festival. Her screenplay "Leila's World" was short listed among the best 10 screenplays at RAWI Screenplay Lab in Jordan. She also gives presentations about women’s issues and status in Egypt to American audiences. She is also as a fiction writing coach and content editor. Her articles are published in various newspapers, magazines and blogs in MENA and the U.S.


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