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?

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

Announcing a New Program in Jordan

Open Hands Initiative is proud to announce that we have just returned from a fact-finding mission to a diverse and fascinating country located at the heart of the Middle East: Jordan. This special destination is where we will be hosting our next exchange program. It’s one of the MENA region’s most prominent hubs for start-ups … Continue reading Announcing a New Program in Jordan