We are working to engage women and girls across the region in educational and training opportunities that help them realize their full potential, contribute to the economic security of their families, and advance their societies.
The many scholarship and exchange programs AMIDEAST administers have benefitted an increasing number of bright young women from the region who are returning home with skills and knowledge that will change their lives for the better. In addition, several programs have sought to single out women to help strengthen their role in society as professionals, as educators, and as critical actors in civil society.
The Iraqi Women’s Fellowship Foundation is helping Iraqi women faculty and students in engineering and applied sciences to acquire the tools they need to become leaders in the rebuilding and stabilization of Iraq and to contribute to their own educational institutions at home. [ + ]
Between 2007 and 2009, the Legal and Business Fellowship Program (LBFP) brought nearly 90 young Arab professional women with backgrounds in law and business to the United States for a combination of executive education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Law School and fellowships at top-tier law firms and leading companies across the United States. [ + ]
Piloted in summer 2009, the HSBC Financial and Entrepreneurship Awareness (FEA) Program is designed to provide young Arab women the opportunity to develop skills that will help them realize their career aspirations in business and finance. [ + ]