In a world where it is so easy to connect to one another, we still remain very much disconnected. There is a whole world of wonder out there that we cannot appreciate with stereotypes. So it's important for us to join forces and come together to break down those misconceptions... Change begins within each one of us and our willingness to reach out to each other.
Her title as Queen Rania simplifies the many dimensions of her life and position as a leader. In addition to wearing the crown, Queen Rania is a mother, wife, boss, writer, humanitarian, and advocate. She divides her time and energy between her family and her people, playing an active role in her children's lives while also engaging directly with the citizen's of her nation. She concentrates on the power of education and is the driving force behind educational advancement in Jordan launching several education and learning initiatives. In addition, Queen Rania's NGO, The Jordan River Foundation, helps equip impoverished families and individuals with the skills and knowledge to help empower and inspire them to work toward a better future.
Her work however does not stop in Jordan. Queen Rania utilizes her influence and global networks to advance the Arab world and to assist children, youth and women to secure a better future around the globe. As a global advocate for quality education, The Queen of Jordan campaigns on behalf of children in need as UNICEF's first Eminent Advocate and UNGEI's Honorary Global Chairsperson. She has participated in many conferences, projects and forums to challenge Arab and Muslim stereotypes and understands the value of communicating and connecting with the global community. She promotes cross-cultural dialogue, especially among youth from various faiths and cultures, as a way to foster tolerance and acceptance. Queen Rania has also been a voice for many women in the Arab world and around the globe, working tirelessly for the rights of young women and helping to provide resources and opportunities through campaigns like The United Nations Foundation's Girl Up, uniting girls around the world. Queen Rania also participates in international gatherings, such as the Clinton Global Initiative and the World Economic Forum, of which she is a Board Member.
As one of the world's most influential woman, Queen Rania uses her status and role to better the lives of those around her. She embraces every opportunity to make an impact on children, youth, and women in the Arab world and abroad. Epsilon Alpha Sigma is delighted to present Queen Rania with November's Empowered Arab Woman of the Month award and we look forward to seeing the future contributions and changes this incredible woman will bring to the world.
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