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Global Women Leaders

Breaking Boundaries

Regina Wentzel Wolfe and Patricia H. Werhane

Global Women Leaders showcases narratives of women in business, nonprofit organizations and the public sector who have achieved leadership positions despite cultural obstacles and gender bias. Featuring leaders from India, Japan, Jordan and the United Kingdom, the book examines how these women have overcome challenges and served as role models in their professions.
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Chapter 11: Reem Abu Hassan, JD: Attorney at Law

Breaking Boundaries

Regina Wentzel Wolfe and Patricia H. Werhane

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Reem Abu Hassan, an attorney at law, served in the cabinet of Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour as Minister of Social Development of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 2013 to 2016. Ms. Hassan is a long-time human rights activist focusing on family protection and women’s empowerment. She served as Secretary General of the National Council for Family Affairs, which advocates for policies that support families, as President of the Jordanian Society for Protecting Victims of Family Violence and as a board member of the National Center for Human Rights. She is a founding member of International Women’s Forum Jordan. She holds law degrees from University of Jordan and London School of Economics, University of London.

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