Discovering Jordan: Cultural Excursions During the Fellowship for Young Women Entrepreneurs

The Fellowship for Young Women Entrepreneurs provided top-notch entrepreneurial training for highly successful young female business owners. At the same time, as an Open Hands Initiative program, cultural exchange and exposure comprised central elements of the Fellowship. During the Jordan program, the fellows and staff embarked on rich mini-excursions around the country: touring the Amman Citadel and … Continue reading Discovering Jordan: Cultural Excursions During the Fellowship for Young Women Entrepreneurs

Spotlighting Female Agency

Open Hands Initiative was honored to host Dr. Abeer Dababneh, Director of the Center for Women’s Studies at the University of Jordan and trailblazer in women’s empowerment, for a dinner discussion on overcoming gender stereotypes in the workplace. Dr. Abeer works at the forefront of the women’s movement in Jordan, and advocates for increased female agency in the social, political … Continue reading Spotlighting Female Agency

Founder Features: The Food Industry

With just one day before the start of the Fellowship for Young Women Entrepreneurs, Open Hands Initiative is proud to continue highlighting some of the Fellowship participants in its second set of “Founder Features.” This week, Open Hands Initiative introduces Lisa Curtis and Malak Jehad Al-Aiekly, two founders passionate about the food, agriculture and commodities industries. During her time … Continue reading Founder Features: The Food Industry

Building Bridges and Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship

Open Hands Initiative, in partnership with the Angel Resource Institute’s Women First Enterprise, has selected twenty of the brightest and most driven Jordanian and American female founders to participate in its “Fellowship for Young Women Entrepreneurs.” The Fellowship, to take place in Amman, Jordan from October 16-24, is the first of its kind – a program … Continue reading Building Bridges and Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship