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Three Lebanese women are featured as part of the BBC's 100 Women of 2014, a list of inspiring figures from around the world published Sunday night by the British public service broadcaster.Beirut-based engineer and entrepreneur Hind Hobeika, London-based composer Bushra El-Turk and Lebanese-Egyptian artist, designer and art historian Bahia Shehab are included on this year's 100 Women list, part of the BBC's pledge to better represent women in its international coverage. The BBC faced backlash last year for failing to include any scientists in their list. This year's inclusion of engineer Hobeika is going some way toward redressing the oversight. Work demands meant that Hobeika was unable to travel to London for the BBC's conferences, but the young CEO took part in a televised debate with two other women on the subject of funding for women in sports, focusing on the Arab region and the sports tech industry.A total of 11 Arab women were selected by the BBC for inclusion in this year's event, comprising Saudi mental health and obesity scientist Dr. Yasmin Altwaijri, Iraqi mother and sole provider for her family Umm Ahmed, Saudi comedian Hartoon Kadi, founder of women's empowerment NGO The Voice of Libyan Women Alaa Murabit, co-founder of the Tunisian Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Asma Mansour, Syrian researcher and public health worker Khuloud Saba and Egyptian businesswoman Sally Sabry.
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