Analogue leadership in a digital world

Abeer Abu Ghaith

Abeer is Founder and CEO of MENA Alliances Group Inc., an International business aimed at providing opportunities for talented individuals in the MENA region to work in business and technology.

After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron, Palestine, Abeer worked as Computer Network Instructor at the Palestine Polytechnic University and at the Dura Industrial School for girls she held the post of Hardware Engineer. She followed this by working as the the Country Director of the Women’s Campaign International (WCI) and their flagship program, ALWANE where her work included several efforts to increase women’s participation in the labor market and decision making positions; supporting youth and women’s employment and entrepreneurship; to initiating advocacy campaigns using innovative technology; and to growing youth and women’s internet and computer literacy.

Abeer then founded her first company, StayLinked, which brought more than 370 jobs opportunities for youth and women across the West Bank and Gaza after which she went to the Harvard Kennedy School to undertake The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women-U.S. Department of State Entrepreneurship Program for Women in the Middle East and North Africa and after that studied for her Master in Science in Business Innovation with Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at Birkbeck College, University of London and returned to continue her work with MENA Alliances in Palestine.

Abeer is continually curious and driven to achieve and through this is providing opportunities for quite literally hundreds of women in the MENA Region.

In 2022 Abeer was selected as a member of the 2022-2023 International Women’s Forum (IWF) Leadership Fellows class ( ) together with scholarship.  Her next steps are to consider how to expand MENA Alliances beyond Palestine and with this in mind she has begun the process of working in Mannheim Germany as part of their Entrepreneurship Programme.