Dr. Alwash became first female Mayor of Baghdad in February 2015. She is also the Chairperson of the women advancement committee in Iraq, the high Committee for Baghdad Creative City of Literature and the Makiya Engineering Consultant of Baghdad Development Foundation. Dr. Alwash was Acting Project Manager in the Ministry of Education (2010-14), managing the rehabilitation/construction of the Iraqi universities project. She also served as Site Engineer for the construction of University of Babylon. Dr. Alwash champions the rights of women and girls and advocates towards gender equality and women’s empowerment in all spheres of life. She holds a Ph.D. in construction project management.