Director for Middle East and North Africa, Vital Voices Global Partnership
Shireen Zaman is the Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Vital Voices Global Partnership. At Vital Voices, she manages a multi-country program focusing on the development of public-private partnerships and corporate responsibility initiatives to support women’s progress in the region. She also works on supporting the MENA Businesswomen’s Network, whose goal is to increase the number of women in business, increase the value of their businesses, advance the role of women in society, and promote a regional culture of women's entrepreneurship across the MENA region. Ms. Zaman has also worked on developing programs focusing on women’s roles in peace building in Israel/Palestine and a transnational program focusing on women’s rights in the region. She completed her Masters degree at the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC in 2006. Ms. Zaman has worked with the Office of Iraq Political Affairs at the U.S. Department of State where she focused on Iraqi women and civil society development. She lived in Egypt, where she attended the Arabic Language Institute at the American University based in Cairo and worked with the Transnational Broadcast Studies journal there. Ms. Zaman holds a B.A. in Human Development from Boston College.