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MEED founder Elizabeth Collard

Looking back: Elizabeth Collard and the birth of MEED

The first issue of Middle East Economic Digest (MEED) was published on International Women's Day on 8 March 1957. And this was no coincidence. MEED's founder and driving force for the next two decades was Elizabeth Collard, a feisty champion of Arab causes and a feminist, although she hated the term.

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