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Major Positions

Founder, President and CEO of the International Foundation for Women’s Empowerment (IFWE).

Founder of the American Foundation for Educational Excellence (AFEE).

Major Accomplishments

Nada Michel Salem is the Founder, President and CEO of the International Foundation for Women’s Empowerment (IFWE) founded in the USA in 2019. IFWE seeks to empower all women and help them thrive on personal and professional levels, regardless of nationality, religion and political affiliation. Salem is also the founder of the American Foundation for Educational Excellence (AFEE) whose main mission is to improve higher education globally, especially in the Middle-East.

From 2013 to 2019, she was the Director of Project Roots/CLFW whose main objective was to help preserve diversity and democracy in Lebanon by registering all Americans of Lebanese descent and encouraging them to reconnect with their roots. From 2006 to 2014, Salem was, first, the Administrative Director of the Master of Science in Finance Program at The George Washington University School of Business, and then became their Assessment of Learning Coordinator for AACSB Accreditation. She co-created and co-taught an online Methods Course for Teachers of Arabic as a Foreign Language at the GWU Graduate School of Education.

Salem holds a bachelor’s degree in languages, a teaching diploma, and two master’s degrees, one in Translation (attestation de maîtrise) from Saint Joseph University and another in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the American University of Beirut. She just earned an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and has completed almost all coursework towards an Education Doctorate at The George Washington University in the USA.

Last modified: 09/20/2019

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