Lens On Social Justice Winner & Finalists

Our #LensOnSocialJustice campaign has wrapped up. We are thrilled that so many of you joined us and VII Photo in raising awareness of critical social issues affecting your communities and communities across the globe. With the growing speed and ease at which people can access the news, photojournalists play an increasingly important role in engaging … Continue reading Lens On Social Justice Winner & Finalists

A Special Guest to Inspire Our Women Entrepreneurs

Open Hands Initiative is honored to have had a very special guest join its group of 20 women entrepreneurs from Jordan and the United States for an evening of conversation in Amman, Jordan during the “Fellowship for Young Women Entrepreneurs“. Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired, Director General of the Jordan-based King Hussein Cancer Foundation … Continue reading A Special Guest to Inspire Our 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

What Makes a Great Entrepreneur?

On the first day of the entrepreneurial bootcamp that forms the core of training for the Fellowship for Young Women Entrepreneurs, the founders heard from two very special Jordanian guests about what makes a great company–and a great entrepreneur. “A Day in the Life of a Startup Founder” featured Lina Hundaileh, a serial entrepreneur and chocolate baroness, … Continue reading What Makes a Great Entrepreneur?

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