The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women
Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Soraya Salti
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Soraya Salti

Industry: Culture and society

Company: Injaz Al Arab

Designation: Regional director, MENA

Country: Jordan

“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 recognised with a Skoll Foundation Award, and won the 2006 Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year for Jordan.