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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
Why WE Lead: Series Introduction
Women are the movers and shakers of the Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan. They are increasingly stepping forward, into jobs and leadership roles, to spearhead the future of their countries.
Why WE Lead: A Conversation with Wilson Center Fellow Michael Gordon
In this Q&A, National Security Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center Michael Gordon spoke with Bush Institute Fellow Amanda Schnetzer about the economic landscape of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Economic Advancement is Critical for Tunisia’s Prosperity
Women's Initiative Fellowship alumna Eya Bouchoucha shares her thoughts on advancing Tunisia's prosperity.