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Why the Middle East and North Africa Need More Women in the Workforce... And What Can Be Done About It

Reem Boudraa | Posted 01.24.2017 | World
Reem Boudraa

There are many good reasons for tackling female workforce participation as a matter of priority in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The potential economic benefit of increased women's employment is striking.

Why the Middle East and North Africa Need More Women in the Workforce... And What Can Be Done About It

Roba Al-Assi | Posted 01.24.2017 | World
Roba Al-Assi

Co-authored by Reem Boudraa There are many good reasons for tackling female workforce participation as a matter of priority in the Middle East and No...

Investing in Young Women: A Path to Prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa

Ashley Barry | Posted 01.07.2017 | World
Ashley Barry

Co-authored by Mariel Davis, Communications & Partnerships Manager at Education For Employment $2.7 trillion. This is the economic benefit that the ...

Investing in Young Women: A Path to Prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa

Mariel Davis | Posted 01.07.2017 | World
Mariel Davis

If the MENA region is to recognize the potential economic windfall of women's employment, it is crucial that more young women enter and remain in the workforce. Fortunately, recent research points to concrete actions that employers, NGOs, governments and young women themselves can adopt to help more young women enter and stay at work.

Jobs: What the Middle East Needs

Rabea Ataya | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Rabea Ataya

In a time of monumental change in the MENA region, people continue to seek hope through better opportunity.

In the Arab World, Social Media Makes a Societal Impact

Jonathan Labin | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
Jonathan Labin

Tremendous economic and social changes are underfoot, and social media is one of the most important leaps forward.

Rolling Up Their Sleeves: Online, Arab Women Master Their Own Fate

Loulou Khazen Baz | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
Loulou Khazen Baz

Let's give these pioneering women the respect that they deserve by acknowledging that the Arab world is in the middle of a paradigm shift and its women are, as a matter of fact, rising.

Africa Online: Egypt's Digital Future and the Global Economy

Adel Danish | Posted 12.28.2014 | World
Adel Danish

With rampant social, political and economic instability, the flourishing ICT sector may hold the key for Egypt's advancement.

This, Also, Is the Middle East

Christopher M. Schroeder | Posted 12.27.2014 | World
Christopher M. Schroeder

I can't tell you what Syria or Iraq will look like in a year, let alone three. But I can tell you with 100% certainty that what I wrote is true now and will only expand in coming years.

Optimism in Yemen: Training Women to Enter the Working World

Nadia Abdelaziz Mahdi Alnoudah, | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Nadia Abdelaziz Mahdi Alnoudah,

Women possess incredible capabilities inside of them and have enough power to lead the world, to lead a professional team, to establish their private businesses and projects, and to obtain job opportunities.

Education & Employment: The Keys to Increasing Women's Economic Participation in the Middle East

Badr Jafar | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Badr Jafar

It is widely accepted that increasing female representation in business decision-making is not just a women's issue. Rather, it is a business issue that is consistent with global best practice in corporate governance.

Work Is Freedom: Tunisian Women Step Up

Maître Donia Hedda Ellouze | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact
Maître Donia Hedda Ellouze

Women had always played an important role in Tunisia - Queen Didon founded Carthage in the 9th Century BC. In 1956, Habib Bourguiba, Tunisia's first president, empowered women, giving them progressive rights compared to Arab countries and even European countries.

Egypt's Women Leaders on the Rise

Hisham Fahmy | Posted 05.22.2014 | Impact
Hisham Fahmy

Recent studies indicate that more women in company leadership can increase company performance and that boards with high female representation experience a 53% higher return on equity than those with the least female representation.

Turning Sheep into Success in Palestine

Aya Mlaitat | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Aya Mlaitat

Any person's work performance shouldn't be judged based upon one's gender; it should be evaluated based on one's production and performance results.

How to Move Up in Egypt

Kamal Abdoun | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Kamal Abdoun

My name is Kamal Abdoun and I am 24 years old. I was born in Sharkia, Egypt. I live with 5 family members, and have a younger brother and sister.

Why Skills Training Pays Off for Young Tunisians

Yosra Arfaoui | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Yosra Arfaoui

My name is Yosra, and I'm 29 years old from Tunis. After a frustrating job search, I had an amazing professional experience. Then I decided to return to school to obtain a university degree in order to get better academic qualifications and progress in my future career. Currently I am studying in the University of Management in Tunis.

In Palestine, Having A Job Means Seeing a Light

Raneen Kiresh | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Raneen Kiresh

My name is Raneen Kiresh, and I'm a 22 year old from Jerusalem, Palestine. I graduated on January 2013 with a major in Business Administration, and just like many other graduates, I faced a hard time finding a decent job that suits my field of study and career ambitions.

How Do You Get A Job After A Revolution?

Ibrahim Sobhi | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Ibrahim Sobhi

I am Ibrahim Sobhi, 24 years old, born in a city in the middle delta of Egypt called ElSanta.

Catalyzing Employment Opportunities in the Middle East & North Africa: Enhanced Interventions by the Private Sector

Samer Khoury | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Samer Khoury

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region suffers from severe youth unemployment that is further compounded by a talent mismatch between the demands of job creators and the supply of human capital that is too often trained with irrelevant content and outdated methods at stagnant centers of higher education.

What University Doesn't Teach: Making Our Education Meaningful in Tunisia

Zied Dahmani | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Zied Dahmani

My name is Zied Dahmani. I am a Tunisian Civil Engineer. Actually, I am working with Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) in Qatar as a site civil engineer in Lusail Stadium Project for the Handball World Cup 2015.

Impossible to I'M POSSIBLE: What Can Happen When Yemeni Women Work

Haifa Almaqtari | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Haifa Almaqtari

My name is Haifa Almaqtari and I am 26 years old. I was born in Hodeidah in Yemen, in a big family of nine members. In a city like Hodeidah, life is difficult.