Tag: women

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A Calling with Careem’s Ride-hailing App

Ride hailing companies promise to generate thousands of badly needed new jobs in Jordan. Lana Mohammed, who previously worked as an accountant, a bank teller and an HR officer, is one of a growing number of Jordanian women choosing to…

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Women of Jordan: The women making a difference in Jordan

Women of Jordan! Ever since its inception, International Women’s History Month has strived to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It marks a clear call to action for speeding up gender parity around the world. Even…

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Getting Women Into the Workforce

Efforts are underway to convince more companies in the region of the clear benefits of hiring more women. But will it be enough? Dina al Wakeel Citigroup Inc. recently estimated that significant reductions in workplace gender inequalities could lead to…

Welcoming the World Cup

Organizers of this month’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup say the event represents a unique opportunity to develop the game at home and prove the Kingdom can host international sports tournaments. By Laith Abou-Ragheb The eyes of the sporting world…

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Iva Trifonov Appointed as New General Manager at Sheraton Amman Al Nabil

Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel has welcomed Iva Trifonov as the property’s new General Manager and the Area Manager of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Jordan. Mrs. Trifonov’s appointment coincided the International Women’s Day, to become by that the first…

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Bank al Etihad Hosts Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2015 in Jordan

Underlining its ongoing commitment to support women’s empowerment across the Kingdom, Bank al Etihad hosted Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) 2015 at Columbia University Middle East Research Center. The event was attended by around 100 entrepreneurs and businesswomen, in addition to…

The Saudi Women Blazing a Trail

In a challenge to deeply rooted conventions and stereotypes, Saudi women entrepreneurs like Sarah al Ayed and Lujain al Ubaid are achieving huge success in the world of business. By Elisa Oddone Hit hard by plunging oil prices, Saudi Arabia…

Making a Case for Gender Pay Equality in Private Education

A conference organized last month by the National Committee for Pay Equity (NCPE) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) called for fair wages for female teachers in private schools in Jordan. According to a 2013 ILO report, female teachers working…

The Women Leading Lebanon’s Startups

Beirut is rapidly shaping up as a crucial player in the region’s startup scene. Venture spoke to four Lebanese female entrepreneurs who have made major headway in Lebanon, the region, and even the world with their startups and creations.  …