Nawa is an organizational psychologist and consultant, holds M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Ben-Gurion University. During her career, Nawa held different managerial positions both in private companies and in NGOs.

Several years ago Nawa founded MAWARED (resources in Arabic) Consulting Services business, which practices consulting and organizational development in various companies and NGOs. In June 2014 Nawa joined Co-Impact as Head of Organizational Consultant Team and Interface with Arab society, later became co-CEO and head of the Employers Department and in 2019 was appointed CEO of Co-Impact.

Nawa committed years of professional work to promote employment diversity in Israeli through advancement of Arab employment and is active in different forums promoting these issues.

Nawa is from Jaffa, married to Yacob and a mother to Noni, Ram, and Leen.