Explore the transformative moments that have defined Zainab Salbi's journey from war-torn Iraq under Saddam Hussein's regime to becoming a global advocate for empowering women survivors.
In this compelling episode, Zainab Salbi, a renowned humanitarian, author, and journalist recognized as one of the women changing the world by influential figures such as Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates, shares her inspiring narrative. From her early life in Iraq under Saddam Hussein's regime to the founding of Women for Women International at the age of 23, Zainab delves into her remarkable experiences and the resilience she witnessed in women.
The conversation explores the challenges, resilience, and wisdom Zainab gained throughout her life, emphasizing the importance of combining emotional and practical support for lasting change.
Some topics we cover include:
- Zainab's journey from Iraq to founding Women for Women International
- The role of authenticity and adherence to personal values in driving societal change
- Empowering women survivors of war and recognizing their resilience
- Insights into the strength and power of women globally
- Zainab’s most recent initiative, Daughters for Earth, and its focus on women-led climate action
- Addressing the disproportionate impact of climate change on women
- Advocating for the recognition and support of women in climate solutions
Transcription is available here
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