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 Roman Amphitheater, getting lost in the downtown souq (market), indulging in honey-soaked pastry and warm cheese-filled kunafeh from the famous Habibah Sweets, trekking through the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, and finally, floating in the Dead Sea.

The whole group posing on Jabal Al-Qala’a overlooking downtown Amman.
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Addie Yandell of Work4Good and Afnan Ali of Eureka, a second place winner from Demo Day, posing on the way to Petra.
Anwaar Al-Zireeni, second place winner of $15,000 for her company, Privail, jumping on a rock in Wadi Mousa, outside Petra.
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Malak Al-Akiely, founder of Golden Wheat for Grain Trading, Ltd., dipping her feet into the Dead Sea.
Beit Sitti Group Shot
The ladies enjoy the fruits of their labor after cooking up a storm in a challenging team-building dinner at Beit Sitti.


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