Monday 28 April 2014 (7:00 - 8:15 pm - Open to all)
Rana will brief the audience about her background and how continuous education opened new horizons, and how she grabbed the opportunity to launch a new venture "The Little Engineer", an award winning initiative which later received local, regional, and global awards. Rana will then talk about opportunities in Lebanon and how from Lebanon they were able also to expand locally, regionally and soon globally with strategic partnership with the giants for the social impact we are doing. She shows how we are investing in children and youth while building capacities in women to prepare for a better generation ready for the challenges, better societies and communities, in general better world.
Rana El Chemaitelly holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering 1993, AUB Penrose Award 1993, and Master's in Engineering Management 2008. In 2009 she launched her second venture The Little Engineer®, a Beirut-based Edutainment center geared towards engaging young minds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through proven hands on learning activities to unleash their full potential in pre-engineering skills while highlighting robotics, renewable energies and latest technologies working in parallel on their leadership and presentation skills. For her initiative and business plan, she was recognized as one of MENA's most promising entrepreneurs by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009. She was awarded the "Coup de Coeur Femme by "Medventures" for the Mediterranean in 2010, selected the woman entrepreneur by the American Embassy to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program "IVLP" 2011, won the Cartier Women Initiative for the MENA region in 2011 and the Green Mind Award in 2012. She is working hard to be a voice of change in the Arab World by investing in young minds, our future leaders, preparing them for the challenging future, while at the same time aiming high to empower woman in her community, country and around the world.