“I have always been a serial social entrepreneur.”
In September 2017, Iman Bibars will join Class 12 of the THNK Creative Leadership Program from Egypt.
Iman is the Vice President of Ashoka Global as well as Regional Director for Ashoka Arab World, which she launched in 2003. She is also the co-founder and chairperson of the Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women (ADEW), Egypt’s first microfinance organization that provides credit and legal aid for impoverished female heads of household. With over 30 years of experience in strategic planning, policy formulation, community development and project design, Iman has dedicated her life to working with marginalized and voiceless groups in Egypt's poorest areas. She has also authored many books on these subjects.