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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.
Shannon Bradford serves as Program Manager, Leadership Programs, for the George W. Bush Institute, focused on the Liberty and Leadership program and WE Lead.
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
A Dad’s Perspective on Empowering Girls
Fighting for women's empowerment shouldn’t be a woman’s struggle alone. Support from male allies is needed, and that support begins with dads and father figures.
Conversations With Afghan Women
Niloofar Rahmani, the first female Afghan fighter pilot after the fall of the Taliban, and Roya Rahmani, the first female ambassador to the U.S. from Afghanistan, share their stories.
Women’s Economic Participation in Jordan
Women's economic participation in Jordan is extremely low. WE Lead Scholar Farah Abu Shamma shares how programs like the Women's Economic Empowerment project, which she currently manages, is making an impact.