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"Different Space"

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“Different Space” is a program that airs twice a month, featuring stories, experiences, and ideas of women who shine in their careers. In each episode, Dr. Areej hosts a different guest who shares her journey in the workplace, the internal challenges she faces, and how she manages to move forward in achieving her goals despite all these challenges and difficulties. Whether you have just started your professional life or you are an experienced businesswoman looking for an exceptional journey that resembles yours, this podcast is for you.

Episode 18: Reem Al-Franji

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Reem is the co-founder and managing partner of Habaybna.net, an Arabic-language digital platform that aims to empower Arab parents of children with developmental disabilities and caregivers with the skills and knowledge they need to improve the skills of their children with developmental disabilities and help them improve their skills, with the goal of helping them have a meaningful life.

As founders, Habayebna.net emerged from a special experience with her two children, who suffer from developmental delays. After she and her husband had been on this journey with them for the past 10+ years and met many other parents like them from several countries in the MENA region, they realized that being a parent of a child with a delay requires a lifelong adjustment and requires constant learning, guidance, encouragement, and support.

Hence, the Habayebna.net website was launched in December 2017 with only 140 video clips in the video library. In October 2018, the company began connecting parents with specialists for consultations through a simple system they developed to schedule and monitor calls separately from the website.

Reem works with special education and rehabilitation professionals to provide practical strategies and information that are easy to understand and apply in the daily lives of parents with children with developmental disabilities.

In 2019, with an award from Expo 2020 Dubai, Reem, along with her team, developed the technological infrastructure for the habaybna.net website to provide specialized Arabic content, online consultations, and the e-learning system in one place. The Habaybna application was also launched. Net on mobile phone.

With habaybna.net we provide three main services to parents:

1. A video library that includes more than 800 videos by specialists in special education and rehabilitation.

2. Specialized online courses based on a micro-learning approach to teach parents how they can teach specific skills to their children.

3. Online consultations so parents can easily connect with special education and rehabilitation professionals for 1:1 guidance.

Currently, habaybna.net has more than 5,000 visitors per month, with more than 7,000 registered users, and provides more than 1,000 calls to parents in Jordan.

Episode 18: Reem Al-Franji

Episode 17: Maha Manaf

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Maha always had an eye for arts; as a little girl her notebooks were home to sketches of fairy tales and places she would soon come to visit. Graduating as an Architect in 2004, Maha began her hectic career and longed for another creative window.

With her camera as her new sidekick, Maha saw the world differently through her lens; one without boundaries. Starting from Abu Dhabi, trekking in the Himalayas or stopping to take in the beauty of the Canadian Autumn, Maha captured images, memories and feelings from all over the world.

Having relocated to Toronto 10 years ago, Maha was excited about this new chapter. To date she’s been part of five group shows and three solo exhibitions.

She is now looking to do more with her photography, to inspire, grow & get inspired.

For more about Maha, please check the following links:

www.mahamunaf.com

Episode 17: Maha Manaf

Episode 16: Rola Mohammad

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Episode 16: Rola Mohammad
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Rola Mohammad is the co-founder and CEO of ViaVii, an AI-powered travel experience recommendation engine. ViaVii relieves travelers from the hassle of finalizing the last leg of their trips. ViaVii was selected as one of the 22 finalists of the MENA Innovation Challenge of 2020.

Rola is an innovative and performance-driven entrepreneur with a deep passion for products and over a decade of experience in business leadership. In 2014, Rola was selected as one of the top 10 innovative startups in the Gulf region by Hadafi Women Entrepreneurship Competition and was chosen to be their ambassador. She serves as a founding member of Girls in Tech—Jordan Chapter, which is focused on empowering, engaging, and educating women in the technology sector. Rola is a fellow with Open Hands Fellowship & IVLP US State Program, and her latest achievement is winning Challenge 22 competition, focused on enabling technology and innovation for World Cup 2022 in Doha, Qatar.

* This episode was filmed on May 2nd, 2023.

Episode 16: Rola Mohammad

Episode 15: Ruba Al-Zu’bi

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Engineer Ruba Al-Zoubi is a Green Strategist 🌿🌱
In this episode, Ruba shares with us personal and professional stories and observations far from the usual boundaries.✨

Ruba is a staunch advocate and a global leader in the fields of climate mainstreaming and green economy. She has enjoyed over 22 years in public, private, non-profit, and international organizations integrating environmental sustainability into policy and socio-economic development. Ruba continues her journey with a renewed drive to share knowledge and create change within people and institutions. In this episode, Ruba shares personal and professional stories and insights beyond usual boundaries.

* This episode was filmed on April 17, 2023.

Episode 15: Ruba Al-Zu’bi

Episode 14: Dina Abdul Majeed

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Episode 14: Dina Abdul Majeed
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Dina Abdel Majeed is the founder and CEO of Mothers 360, which she created to support and empower mothers in the Arab world through a mobile application that is considered a smart assistant for mothers. During her twenty-year career, Dina worked for several international companies, and what inspired her to create this platform was that she was the mother of two children. Through her experience, she felt that there was a huge gap in supporting mothers digitally, and since then, her passion and goal have been to help mothers in quick, easy, and reliable ways.

Episode 14: Dina Abdul Majeed

Episode 13: Rasha Yousif

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Rasha Yousef is a Bahraini documentary photographer and founder of Qafila Tours Company. She holds a Master’s in Finance from DePaul University in the United States and a Bachelor’s in Banking and Finance from the University of Bahrain.

Rasha loves traveling and documenting the customs and traditions of people from different civilizations. She has traveled to 173 countries and aspires to visit all countries in the world. She won several awards and participated in the program “I am a National Geographic Photographer,” shown on the National Geographic Channel Abu Dhabi. Her work has been presented in several international magazines and has participated in several photography exhibitions in Bahrain and the Gulf. She won the Innovative Media Award. 

Episode 13: Rasha Yousif

Episode 12: Sarah El-Sayed

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Episode 12: Sarah El-Sayed
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Sarah holds a joint position as Associate Director of the Centre for Bioisotopes and Assistant Research Professor at the Sweet Centre for Nutritional Systems at Arizona State University. Sarah holds a PhD in Food System Sustainability, Distinction in Diversified Foods in Arid Regions, and a Master’s Degree in Traditional Tradition from Arizona State University. She is also certified in Biomimicry 3.8.

She also held a postdoctoral position at the School of Future Innovation and Society in the field of general technology. Her research interests include exploring approaches to diverse, more innovative, and positive networks, and she is currently participating in the local food scene in Arizona. He previously worked as a biomimetic and microbial molecular researcher. It is an institution specialising in companies in Egypt, including the “Nawaya” Foundation, which is a social institution that works as a catalyst for small farmer communities to become more sustainable societies through educational education. Dayma is a limited liability company due to environmental education, including teaching youth about traditional traditions and local instructions. Clayola is a limited liability company that produces low-tech irrigation systems.

Sarah is an avid traveller and nature lover who enjoys tasting, cooking, and interacting with people through food experiences. She is on the board of Slow Food, a movement started in her creative vein to protect dietary diversity and desirable local food traditions by providing diverse, clean, and fair food for all.

Episode 12: Sarah El-Sayed

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Episode 11: Dr. Nadia Abdelhak

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Episode 11: Dr. Nadia Abdelhak
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Dr. Nadia is the Technical Support and Rehabilitation Consultant at Cochlear Middle East and Africa (Cochlear MEA). Dr. Nadia Abdelhak is a speech and language pathologist with a Master’s degree from the University of Jordan in Speech Disorders. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication Disorders and a clinical doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida in the United States. Read more

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Episode 10: Leen Malkawi

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Leen Malkawi is the founder and director of “Wassel for Awareness and Education”. In this episode, Leen talks about her ambitions, her thoughts on working passionately, and her ability to balance work and life. The interview is full of transparency and honest expression from an entrepreneur who loves her work with young people➡️➡️. Join us to discover a different side of Leen’s life.🌟 Read more

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Episode 9: Nadine Asmar

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Episode 9: Nadine Asmar
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Nadine Asmar is a motivator and coach for influential leaders.
In this episode, Nadine shares her thoughts on justice, motherhood, and the principles that have helped her transform many challenging situations in her life into hope and a significant positive impact on the world around her. 🌍➡️➡️ Join us to discover a different side of Nadine’s life.🌟 Read more

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Episode 8: Lama Sha’sha’a

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Episode 8: Lama Sha'sha'a
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Lama Sha’sha’a is a co-founder and the president of the International Academy for Robotics and Technology Systems, a private institution dedicated to education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Read more

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Episode 7: Areej Obeidat

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Episode 7: Areej Obeidat
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Areej Obeidat is the Managing Director of CRIF Jordan, a company specializing in information technology solutions, which is a part of the global Italian group CRIF.
In this episode, Areej shares her upbringing, her thoughts on leadership, work, and motherhood. Read more

Episode 7: Areej Obeidat

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Episode 6: Wafaa Mdanat

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Episode 6: Wafaa Mdanat
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Wafaa Mdanat, an early childhood specialist and mother of four children: Isabella, Saleem, Karim, and Olivia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus on Emotional Intelligence from the University of Buffalo, State University of New York. Read more

Episode 6: Wafaa Mdanat

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Episode 5: Sema Al-Najjar

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Episode 5: Sema Al-Najjar
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Sema Al-Najjar is the owner of Mama Sema Studio and the director of the “Design Platform” in Jordan.
In this episode, Sema shares her upbringing, her thoughts on work and motherhood, her fears, and her ability to work ambitiously and effectively, helping a large number of her followers both on social media and in real life. Read more

Episode 5: Sema Al-Najjar

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Episode 4: Hadeel Anabtawi

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Episode 4: Hadeel Anabtawi
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Hadeel Anabtawi is a social entrepreneur and the founder of The Alchemist Lab. In this episode, Hadeel shares her upbringing, the challenges she faced, and her experiences as a social entrepreneur. Join us to discover a different aspect of Hadeel’s life. Read more

Episode 4: Hadeel Anabtawi

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Episode 3: Khadija Turki

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Episode 3: Khadija Turki
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Khadija Turki is the Director of Tourism Development and Marketing at the Department of Tourism Development in the Emirate of Ajman, United Arab Emirates.
In this episode, Khadija takes us on a journey beyond her adventures and significant achievements, delving into the emotions she carries in challenging moments and what enables her to overcome them. Read more

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Episode 2: Yasmin Helal

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Episode 2: Yasmin Helal
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Yasmin Helal is a Senior Business and Operations Strategist at the NBA Association in Egypt and a professional basketball player at the Al-Wataniya Basketball Club in Al-Jazeera. In this episode, Yasmin shares her upbringing, the challenges she faced, and her experiences as a pioneer in her field. Read more

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Episode 1: Tamara Abdul-Jaber

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Episode 1: Tamara Abdul-Jaber
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Tamara Abdul-Jaber is a co-founding partner at Amam Ventures, a gender-focused investment fund aimed at creating social impact by providing risk capital along with specialized technical support to small and medium-sized enterprises. Read more

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