Only one out of every four Lebanese women participate in the country’s formal workforce. Increasing women’s roles in the Lebanese business world can significantly contribute to the country’s economic rebirth as they bring expertise, innovation and talent to the national economy.
Lutheran World Relief implements the USAID-funded Women’s Global Development Prosperity: Expanding Women’s Labor Force in Lebanon (W-GDP: EWLFL) Project. By increasing business development opportunities for women entrepreneurs and strengthening the capacity of women-led enterprises, the project helps Lebanese women become catalysts of entrepreneurial development.
One of the pioneering women taking part in the project is Nancy Ghannam, a Lebanese entrepreneur and activist who is breaking gender barriers and creating jobs for other women in her community. The project will enable Nancy to develop a robust financial plan and expand her handmade goods enterprise.
I started my career with so many little dreams, and I’ve worked hard to accomplish them dream by dream.
Soon, Nancy will fulfill her next goal: earning an externally accredited certification from the Lebanese American University (LAU) in Beirut.
She wants other women to know that “you are born as leaders, and you always will be.”
Learn more about Nancy’s fortitude and activism.