Leena Al Olaimy, THNK Class 4, is the Co-Founder of 3BL Associates, an award-winning social enterprise working on issues such as peace, climate change, and inclusive economic growth. She is a Fulbright scholar, a Dalai Lama Fellow, a Salzburg Global Fellow, a Soliya Fellow, and a Wall Street Journal “Woman of Note” and is listed among Bahrain’s Most Influential Women by Business in the Gulf. Her work has been published by the World Economic Forum, openDemocracy, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and the Huffington Post.
She’s also the author of Compassionate Counterterrorism: The Power of Inclusion in Fighting Fundamentalism, a poignant counterargument to how we combat violent extremism non-violently.
We sat down with Leena to find out how entrepreneurship can play a role in peacebuilding how you can help as a business leader, and of course, where you can get the book!