5 Most Inspiring Women in Jordan

5 Most Inspiring Women in Jordan
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The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities. — James Allen

[1] Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah

Perhaps one of the most inspiring people in the world not only in Jordan, Queen Rania is always a true inspiration to all women (and men) across the globe. Her Majesty’s social agenda on Education, Community Empowerment, Sustainability and Cross Culture Dialogue, make her a Global Figure, and a Jordanian Pride.

[2] Deema Bibi (CEO of Injaz)

Deema Bibi joined the United Nations Development Fund for Women in 2000 to enhance her career. She is now the CEO of Injaz, a non-profit organization that seeks to educate and inspire young people in Jordan to succeed in business. In partnership with businesses and the country’s Ministries of Education and Higher Education, and through the support of volunteers, corporations, and the United States Agency for International Development.

[3] 3ohood Al-Majali (Former Female Judge – First Woman DA in Jordan)

On the first of June 2010, 3ohood Al-Majali was appointed as the first female district attorney in Amman. Mrs. Majali was one of the few judges that have proven reliability and a great ability over the past years for the determination of important issues and has encouraged the move to appoint first woman attorney general and the judge covenants.

[4] Faten Hindi – United Nations World Food Programme’s Officer in Charge

Faten is one of the toughest, most dedicated women I have ever met in my life. As the office in charge at the UNWFP I have seen her work and dedication to raising funds to fight hunger for over 6 months now. Amidst planning a Fundraising Gala Dinner, The Walk the World End Hunger Campaign in Jerash and the La Yumal Show during the holy month of Ramadan, Faten still finds the time to manage the UNWFP Office in Amman and lead her team to fighting hunger in Jordan and the world.

[5] Rana Husseini – Journalist / Author of  “Murder in the Name of Honor”

Journalist and activist for women’s rights, Rana Husseini as a young journalist researched and produced this astonishing book that has helped change the horrendous situation for women who are killed in the name of family honor in the Middle East. Rana writes for The Jordan Times, and her book is a firsthand account of the many stories behind cases of so-called honor killings that she uncovered during years of international investigative reporting from Jordan, the UK and the US..

 

 

 

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  1. You have around 3,000,000 inspiring women in Jordan. Unless you are talking only about the women of West Amman; then, other than HMQ, your mom and my mom … Sorry! 5 out of 3M that’s like what 0.0002% ?? Blog. But be wise.

    • There are so many inspiring women in Amman and in Jordan, I agree! My mom, your mom and many others. Am considering updating this article to become 10 Most Inspiring Women in Jordan! But then again, MOM’s are going to be an upcoming blog entry, it’s a full time, underpaid job being a mom, and I believe it should be recognized.

      Thanks for your thoughts batata :p

  2. Excellent choices. I’ve admired at least 2 of these women for a long time. Rana Husseini is a special favorite.

    • Dr. G! Good to know your following my blog!
      Yes Rana Husseini has a special place in all of our hearts, since her appearance to support our play Rami and Layla

      I miss you and thank you for the support

  3. As I understand this list is based on personal opinion which I admire. I also have to admit I did not know some of the women mentioned here. Thanks for that
    Also, I guess some other women deserve to be on the list, toujan alfaisal who’s affect and recognition regarding local political scene is loud. Zleikha abu reeshe, the controversial thinker. Also majd shweikh former orange senior… y3ni, fee list mnee7a

    Q: what about young jordanian women under 30? Any similar list?

    Nice post, enjoyed it :)

  4. This probably wont be published on your website. However, what is your criterion that you have based your choices on ?…
    Please… this is really embarrassing, i mean do you actually look in the mirror and like what you are seeing. you come a crossed as the biggest kiss ass. Yet again coming from someone in Jordan you probably do not see what is wrong with you peckering up and kissing up.
    Deema Bibi was on CNN saying that Jordanian women only want to be teachers, meaning that they have no ambition.
    Rana Husseini; I have not heard from that lesbian bitch ever since people in the west found her out being such a liar. Honor killing!!! Please bitches you are an embarrassment to all of the arab women.
    If these are your roll model state that you only speak your corrupt mind, and do not represent the true Jordanian women … piss off and die ….please

    • Don’t be surprised I did publish your comment on my blog, mainly because I have my own opinion and your entitled to yours. You don’t have to like what I have to say, but then again, my thoughts, my blog, so you need to respect my freedom to respect my self, regardless of my criteria of selection, after all this is a personal blog, where I do share my personal thoughts :)

      Thanks for stopping by.

      P.S: I do publish comments from users even if I dont like them, they are entitled to their opinion as much as I am entitled to mine!

    • I’ve interviewed Dima Biba several times and yes, she did say women want to be teachers but because she thinks they have no ambition – she mentioned that ALL students, boys and girls, only think narrowly when deciding career paths – like engineer, teacher, nurse, etc. Her whole mission and what she works tirelessly for is to explain to students all the opportunities they have besides these things – and helps them gain the skills and ability to get those jobs. You’ve taken one small comment and completely changed the context of how she said it.

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