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In Case You Missed It: Female Tech Entrepreneurs in the Middle East

July 7, 2016 1 minute Read by Shannon Bradford

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


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Shannon Bradford
Shannon Bradford

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. 

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