2011 Global Outreach Forum Featuring Women for Women International Founder, Zainab Salbi

Date & Time: Thursday, February 17th, 7:30PM
Location: Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre
Tickets:$35-$125 | BUY TICKETS

The Austin College Global Outreach Forum presents Zainab Salbi, Women for Women International founder and president, and recipient of the 2011 Posey Leadership Award given annually by the College. At the event, Salbi will present a lecture on her international humanitarian work.

Salbi escaped Saddam Hussein’s inner circle and the horrors of the Iraq-Iran war. Her journey from tyranny to freedom led to the founding of Women for Women International in 1993; her work has helped a quarter million women survivors of wars access social and economic opportunities through a program of rights awareness training, vocational skills education, and access to income generating opportunities, ultimately contributing to the political and economic health of their communities. The organization has impacted more than 1.4 million people and distributed over $89 million in direct aid and microcredit loans.

Located in Sherman, Texas, Austin College is a leading independent liberal arts college with a national reputation for global education. Proceeds from the event will support scholarships for students studying abroad.


4 Responses to “2011 Global Outreach Forum Featuring Women for Women International Founder, Zainab Salbi”

  1. Thank you very much for featuring Zainab Salbi at your forum on the 17th. For those who wish to see more of her, she gave an excellent TED Talk which was very powerful and inspiring. I know she will touch many hearts and minds at the forum. She is a great person and one who is truly working to make positive change in this world. Jim Melfi, founder, VideoTalks.org.

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