Dr. Shymaa Enany is an associate professor of Microbiology at Suez Canal University, Egypt. She received her PhD from School of Medical Sciences, Niigata University, Japan, and spent her postdoc in USA and Japan. She was the first Arab scientist applying bacterial proteomic techniques helping in revealing good markers for microbes spreading in community. She received many awards for her scientific contributions. Recently, she awarded the most prestigious award in Egypt: the state encouragement prize for women in the field of health and pharmaceutical sciences, 2019. Also, she was awarded The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Young Arab Scientist Prize 2018 for Scientific Achievement in Medical Sciences. She was selected as a member of Egyptian Young Academy of Science, an evaluator on Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, a reviewer in International Exhibition of Innovation, and an affiliate of The World Academy of Sciences. Dr. Shymaa is also a part of the scientific committee of World Forum for Women in Science, a selected young leader in STS and WSF, a member in the global Open Science Group, and a collaborator in Global Burden of Disease. On Microbiology National Committee, she is working for achieving sustainable development goals for a better future. She was appointed an Egyptian ambassador in Next Einstein Forum (NEF), which showcases the global contribution and potential of scientists from Africa, enabling Africa to get onto the global scientific stage, and she is a selected member in COVID-19 Diagnostics group in Africa, as well as the co-chair of the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition platform (Immunology, Virology and Diagnostics Working Group) in low- and middle-income countries. Latterly, she is selected as an African science leadership program fellow.