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In Case You Missed It: Female Tech Entrepreneurs in the Middle East
Working in a male dominated industry can be daunting, but four female tech pioneers from Lebanon and Iran are fearlessly ushering in a new era of female ascendency. Lara Noujaim, Eve Tamraz, Jasmine Rove, and Zeina Saab are social enterprise oriented power houses, developing video games and facilitating coding boot camps for disenfranchised youth.
To learn more, read here: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/22/women-tech-games-industry-middle-east-iran-lebanon.
As an associate of Global Initiatives, Shannon Bradford aids the work of the Human Freedom Initiative and Women’s Initiative through research, implementation, and logistical support. Her areas of focus include the Women’s Initiative Fellowship, Liberty and Leadership Forum, and the First Ladies Initiative.
Prior to joining the George W. Bush Institute in November 2015, Shannon provided communications, media, and marketing support to Amal Women’s Training Center in Marrakech, Morocco, an organization dedicated to job and life skills training for disadvantaged Moroccan women.
A native of Coppell, Texas, Shannon received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Texas A&M University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She is a two-time recipient of the Department of State National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship through which she spent nine months in North Africa. Shannon is a proud alumna of Ursuline Academy of Dallas.Full Bio
Global Leadership: A Look Back At 2017
As we celebrate 2017, we reflect on some of the top moments from the Bush Institute's Global Leadership Impact Center, home to the Human Freedom initiative, Women's Initiative, and Global Health initiative.
Men: The Missing Piece in the Women’s Empowerment Narrative
Including men at all levels of the conversation, asserts Farah Chouayakh, Women’s Initiative Fellowship 2015 alumna, is the only way to achieve lasting gender equality.
WIF Alumna Dalel Krichen Helps Break Down Gender Barriers
Dalel Krichen has dedicated her life to breaking down gender barriers in Tunisia and helping women start their own businesses.
Legacy of the Women's Initiative Fellowship
WIF graduate Emna Jeblaoui, who is a peace, security, and counter-radicalization expert, recently organized The Women for Peace Media Summit, a media training seminar for women leaders in Tunisia, in collaboration with her WIF mentor, Shirin Taber.