World's 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2014
Wed 26 Mar 2014 03:56 PM
Abeer Abu Ghaith

Company: StayLinked

Designation: Founder

Country: Palestine

Aged just 29, Abu Ghaith set up her StayLinked last year, which serves as an interface between Palestinian freelancers and businesses from all over the world that need to outsource certain services. It’s also led to Abu Ghaith being branded Palestine’s first female high-tech entrepreneur. “Palestinian women face a lot of challenges,” Abu Ghaith told AP earlier this year. “We have plenty of qualified women in my area who have no access to jobs. As a woman, I can help and change the world in my own way, even if the society wants to confine us in the kitchen and the house.”