FAME TOP 20 : Celebrating Women Who Dare To Dream

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama

In the spirit of International Women’s Day, we at FAME DELIVERED are thrilled to unveil our much-anticipated listicle, “FAME TOP 20 Women Who Dare To Dream”. This exclusive list, revealed at the recently held SHEROES SUMMIT organized by MICE EXPERTS in Dubai, celebrates 20 extraordinary women who have dared to dream, breaking barriers and making significant strides in their respective fields.

These women are dreamers and doers who have turned their dreams into reality. They are leaders, innovators, achievers, and role models who have shown exceptional courage, resilience, and determination. Their stories prove the power of dreams and the indomitable spirit of women.

While we celebrate these 20 women, we also acknowledge the countless other women around the globe who are making a difference in their own unique ways. Every woman who dares to dream, who steps out of her comfort zone, who challenges the status quo, is a woman worth celebrating.

The “FAME TOP20 Women Who Dare To Dream” is not a ranking but a recognition of the diverse ways in which women can impact the world. Each woman on this list has been selected with careful editorial discretion, considering their contributions, influence, and the inspirational value of their journey.

As we share these stories of remarkable women, we hope to inspire every woman to dare to dream. To dare to step out, to dare to make a difference, to dare to be the change. For in the words of the legendary Eleanor Roosevelt, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Remember, every dream counts, every effort matters. Now, without further ado, let’s unveil the “FAME TOP20 Women Who Dare To Dream”.

Managing Director - Aster DM Healthcare

Meet Alisha Moopen, the unstoppable force driving positive change in healthcare and beyond! As the Deputy Managing Director at Aster DM Healthcare, she’s at the helm of one of the MENA region’s largest and fastest-growing conglomerates in healthcare. Alisha’s journey is marked by a relentless passion for health and an unwavering commitment to excellence

Chairperson - People Experience, Virgin Mobile

Sara Al Mheiri depicts the attributes of an overachiever, effortlessly mastering a variety of positions and leaving an unmistakable imprint in every arena she enters. Sara, who is from the UAE, is seen as a symbol of achievement and self-determination, having carved her own path in a variety of professions while still maintaining her duties as wife and mother

Director - Leader Healthcare

Sonal Sachdev is a seasoned leader who has significantly influenced the healthcare industry through her determination and strategic skills. As the Director of Strategic Planning at Leader Healthcare and its subsidiaries, Leader Life Sciences and Leader Edutech, she spearheads the planning and execution of the company’s vision across all departments.

Co Founder - Miduty

Palak is a German-based Health and Supplement advisor. Passionate about helping others feel, live, and perform better, she inspires people to overcome health setbacks and maximize their potential. Palak’s well-researched supplements aim to transform health and wellness standards, while her Wonder Woman community uplifts women in all aspects of well-being.

Global Brand, Marketing & Communication Leader

Suad Merchant, the Global Head of Brand & Communications at one of the leading banks, has been pivotal in driving the brand’s marketing, social strategy and corporate communications. With a career beginning at McCann WorldGroup, she has contributed to the success of brands like MasterCard, Microsoft and L’Oréal.

Award Winning Artist | Artistic Influencer

Nada Al Barazi stands as an eminent figure in the art world, acclaimed internationally for her exceptional talent and influence. Her journey has taken her across the globe, participating in numerous exhibitions in cities like New York, Paris, London, and beyond. A member of the Dubai Business Women Council and The Art Association in Geneva.

Veteran Journalist & Media Consultant

A respected Indian editor and cross-content specialist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With a rich background in journalism and a passion for storytelling, she has made significant contributions to the media industry, particularly in the Middle East.


Head of Marketing at Khaleej Times

With 17 years of industry experience, she excels in marketing and media across radio, print, communications, events, entertainment, and television. Notably, she has held prominent positions at organizations like Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group), Star India Pvt Ltd, the Galadari Brothers Group and currently in Khaleej times.

Founder & CEO at MS Education Consultants

A visionary educator with over 35 years of experience. Her influence extended to higher education institutions – Official Middle East Strategist for the University of Guelph, Regional Recruitment Representative for Toronto Metropolitan University, and Former VP of Student Recruitment at Amity University Dubai Campus. Her latest venture, MS Education Consultants, aims to equip students for today’s challenges.

Business Unit Director at Leader Healthcare

Zahra Hussain Afshar is a leader in the beauty and wellness industry, who has pursued her dreams and made them a reality. She is the business unit director of the dermatology and aesthetics division at Leader Healthcare, a dermatology technology facilitator in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Model | Actress | TV Presenter

Irina, originally from Moscow, Russia, was born on March 29th. She is excelling as a model, actress, TV presenter on MusicBoxRussia, and a dancer in Alla Dukhova’s TODES ballet group. She has clinched numerous beauty titles, including Miss International Beauty 2021 & Miss Europe World Next Top Model 2021. Her accolades include the prestigious Pierre Cardin Medal for her contributions to fashion & beauty.

Content Creator

UAE-based Indian actress, model, and social media influencer with over 17 Million followers. Jumana collaborates with various brands, including Ponds, Pantene, Xiaomi, Vivo, and Cetaphil, and provides glimpses of life in Dubai through her content. She is taking bold step into the fragrance world with the launch of her very own perfume brand.

Founder at Andromeda Productions

Madhurima began her journey as a model & TV host in Kolkata. She has graced campaigns for Anmol Jewellers and hosted the heartfelt show ‘Kuchh Panne Zindagi Ke’ on BigFM. As a fashion designer, trained classical dancer & entrepreneur, she’s made her mark. Her commitment to philanthropy and belief in respecting housewives as successful professionals define her inspiring journey.

Head of PR at SuperSonic Imagine

Vinita Hirani is a seasoned Communications strategist leading Super Sonic Imagine, boasting a rich 14-year career. Her versatility spans various domains, making her a valuable asset in the industry. Additionally, she has ventured into entrepreneurship with TICKBOX UAE, excelling in PR and influencer management.


Partner & Managing Director at TPG Media

Born and raised in England, Laura has had a remarkable 27+ year career with the company. Her impact has been particularly significant in the Education and Construction sectors in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Her visionary leadership and continuous pursuit of improvement have positioned her as a respected and influential figure in the media and communications industry.

Head of Medical Division at Leader Healthcare

Malaz Mohamed Fadlallah is a remarkable figure in the healthcare industry, renowned for her seasoned leadership and steadfast commitment. Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, she serves as the Head of Medical Division at Leader Healthcare, a prominent retail company at the forefront of healthcare services.

Miss Europe Continental 2022

The Lebanese model and actress, became a beauty queen in her home country at 18. She later secured first place in Miss Europe Continental 2022. Joelle’s striking presence has graced international runways, including those of H&M, Victoria’s Secret, P.F. Chang’s, and Aura. Her journey from prestigious pageants to Dubai’s biggest fashion shows captivates audiences worldwide.

Renowned Stand Up Artist

Aiyyo Shraddha, born in Mangalore, Karnataka, is a versatile talent – actress, comedian, RJ, and TV host. As RJ Shraddha, she graced the airwaves for over nine years on Fever 104 FM. Her acting journey began with web series like “Pushpavalli” and “Kyaabre.” Known for her relatable humor, she’s a rising star in India’s comedy scene

Bhawna Aneja

Influence, Grace, Sovereignty

Entrepreneur - Vishky

Bhawna, a name that resonates with power and influence, is a senior professional with an extensive background in operations, legal, and human resources sectors. Her journey is a testament to her resilience and determination, having invested in multiple businesses spanning notary services, retail, and hospitality.

Deepa Prabhakar

Strength, Charm, Ascendancy

Serial Entrepreneur - Limitless, Skyhigh, Monet

Deepa Prabhakar, an astute entrepreneur and a founding member of F&B businesses, including Limitless, The Sky High, and Monet in India, collectively operates over 12 outlets. With a goal of worldwide development, her unique ideas and smart leadership have catapulted her culinary businesses to new heights

Wrapping up, we’ve taken a wonderful trip, applauding the dreams and accomplishments of these amazing women. They’ve each shown strength, bravery, and resolve, lighting the way for others. Their stories aren’t just about personal victories, but they also highlight the unyielding spirit of women everywhere.

As we close this chapter, we hope that the “FAME TOP20 Women Who Dare To Dream” serves as a source of inspiration for every woman out there. Remember, every dream counts, every effort matters. The world is your canvas, and you are the artist. So, dare to dream, dare to believe, and dare to make a difference.

Thank you for joining us on this journey. As we sign off, we leave you with a thought – “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”

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