Tamara Abdel-Jaber co-founded Palma Consulting in 1997 and currently serves as an executive board member. She also serves as the elected Chair at the Global Institute of Certified Management Consultants. Until 2014, she was the elected Chair of the board for the Institute of Management Consultants and Trainers in Jordan. Tamara is a founding member of Girls in Tech, Jordan Chapter, and serves on its board, as well as on the board of the Business and Professional Women Association in Jordan.
Tamara was selected to take part in the 2009 Fortune/ U.S. State Department Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnerships, as well as the Presidential Entrepreneurship Summit. She was ranked 39 on the Most Powerful Arab Women for 2011, was on the list of Power 500 (Most Influential Arabs) for three years in a row, and was recognized by Forbes Middle East as one of the 200 Most Powerful Arab Women for 2014. Additionally, she has been recognized as one of the ten women entrepreneurs to watch in emerging economies by Business o Feminin.
Born in 1976, Tamara graduated from the University of Jordan in Amman, where she received her bachelors degree in Accounting and Finance with honors. She became a certified public accountant and started her professional career in 1997 as an accountant at the Computer and Engineering Bureau (CEB). In 1998, Tamara was assigned the Financial Manager position at the CEB group of companies and in 2001, she became the Chief Planning Officer.
This workshop series is aimed at High School Students and funded by the Soraya Salti Youth for Youth Series. Admission is free for all participants
Opening talk by Tamara Abdel-Jaber followed by The Basics of Developing a Business Model Canvas workshop
Parallel sessions - The following sessions will be taking place simultaneously. Participants can choose to attend two of the three sessions:
Get your personal image right: Your personal image or brand is how you appear to the world. It is about who you are and what you want to be known for. How do you build that? Hanae Ayoubi, Co-Founder, Harir.com
Pitching your idea: Coming up with good ideas is hard enough, but convincing others is an even greater challenge. Whether the idea is for software, a movie screenplay, or an organizational change, how do you create a successful pitch? Rola Fayyad, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Friendture
Introduction to business processes: A business process is a collection of linked tasks required for the delivery of a service or product to a client. What does that mean? What are the types of business processes? How do you design a business process? Omar Hamdallah, Manager, Palma Consulting
Closing session: Ethics and Etiquette by Tamara Abdel-Jaber
The Youth for Youth Series is inspired by the legacy of the late Soraya Salti, former President and CEO for Middle East and North Africa at INJAZ Al-Arab, a non-profit organization that supports youth education and training in the Arab world. With the support of Mr. Waleed AlBanawi, Founder and Chairman at JISR Venture Partners, the series will honor the incredible work and achievements of Soraya Salti in the field of youth education and entrepreneurship. This initiative aims to create a space for debating, reflecting and understanding the challenges and opportunities faced by youth, as well as for proposing applications to address them.