100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Soraya Salti
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Soraya Salti

Industry: Culture and society

Company: Injaz Al Arab

Designation: Senior Vice President

Country: Jordan

Occupation: Senior Vice President

“Governments must not be afraid of free thinkers,” Soraya Salti once told the World Economic Forum. The statement reflects her work to train Middle Eastern youth to become entrepreneurs and take their futures into their own hands, at a time when youth unemployment rates are sky high. Salti leads INJAZ-al Arab, bringing entrepreneurial skills to students still in high school. She has been recognized with a Skoll Foundation Award, and won the 2006 Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year for Jordan.