Nada Zeidan was the first female rally driver from the Gulf, regularly driving to victory on circuits in Dubai, Syria and Lebanon.
Then she switched to archery, and went on to represent Qatar twice at the Asian Games.
Now she is fronting the campaign to hold the 2016 Olympics in Doha.
Men's football is always high profile. Without a doubt, many have heard of David Beckham for example - but now the Women's game is gaining recognition, particularly across the Middle East.
Despite criticisms from conservative quarters who do not like the idea, women's football is becoming increasingly popular.
And thanks to pioneers like coach Sahar Al Hawari in Egypt, women are successfully both playing and refereeing the beautiful game, as Everywoman found out.