Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Zainab Salbi

Author and Media Commentator; Founder, Women for Women International

Zainab Salbi is an author, media commentator and founder of Women for Women International. People Magazine named her as one of the 25 Women Changing the World, Foreign Policy Magazine named her as one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers, and Fast Company identified her as one of 100 the Most Creative People in Business -- 2016. In October 2015, Salbi launched The Nida'a Show, a ground-breaking talk show dedicated to addressing and inspiring women in the Arab world ( The show started with the historic first interview of Oprah Winfrey in the Arab world and features women and men from all walks of life in addition to global and Arab celebrities. In November 2016, Salbi launched The Zainab Salbi Project, an original global series in collaboration with Huffington Post and AOL. Salbi is the author of "Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam" (with Laurie Becklund). She is currently the editor-at-large at Women in the World in association with The New York Times.


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