A few days ago, BBC released its anticipated list of the 100 most inspiring and influential women around the world for this year. And guess what! Egyptian swimming champ, Farida Osman, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) pioneer, Rana El Kaliouby, made it to the list. 

In an attempt to imagine a future led by influential women, the list brought attention of the world's most notable female figures of 2019. The list featured entertainers, scientists, entrepreneurs, sportswomen, activists, and more.  

Specialized in butterfly and freestyle swimming, Farida Osman is an Egyptian national champ. Osman has gold medals and broken records under her sleeve, which is no surprise as she's the fastest female swimmer in Egypt and Africa. Now, Farida is working on bringing a new victory to her country in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Farida Hisham Osman is an Egyptian competitive swimmer who specializes in butterfly and freestyle events. An All-Africa Games gold medalist and Egyptian national champion and record-holder. Osman is the fastest female swimmer in Egypt and Africa, she is currently coached by Teri McKeever.

On the other hand, Rana El Kaliouby is the co-founder and CEO of Affectiva, an emotion measurement technology company. El Kaliouby is not just a human perception AI pioneer and BBC's recognition is not her first. The PhD holder was also featured in Fortune’s 40 Under 40 and Forbes America’s Top 50 Women in Tech.

Congrats, girls! Keep making us proud!