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This is the first in a series of weekly articles interviewing pioneering Lebanese women from various sectors.BEIRUT: Paula Yacoubian's celebrated composure brusquely vanishes when the discussion veers toward the situation of women in Lebanon. Yacoubian argues that women were partly to blame for their ever-worsening state, saying that Lebanese women were not "intelligently" making use of their education.With subtle emotion, the TV host recalls that the only time her mother had positive comments about her work was after her 2013 interview with President Michel Sleiman.Slowly but surely, Yacoubian climbed the professional ladder. At only 17 she started off as a news anchor at what was known as ICN TV and later held positions at prestigious media outlets including LBCI, ART and Al-Hurra TV. In recent years, Yacoubian and her husband, media mogul Mouafac Harb, founded Integrated Communications, a media services establishment.As for passion, Yacoubian is known to have plenty.In fact, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri's public appearances are said to have improved thanks to training he received from Yacoubian.But Yacoubian is quick to brush off as "rumors" that she trained Hariri.
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