Tamadhur (Tam) Abukhamadah
- Age: 27
- | She/her/hers
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If health professionals provided reliable information to women about their health, from family planning to abortion, it would change their lives, and maybe save them. Education will allow us to overcome social and cultural barriers based solely on myths and to lead much healthier lives.
- Tamadhur (Tam) Abukhamadah
Tamadur is the chief of staff at Speetar – an award-winning Health Tech startup providing access to healthcare for 2+ Million people in conflict-affected countries, where she works across both strategic and operational efforts by leading and contributing to the vision and strategy creation process from ideation through standardization and successful execution across a diverse team of +60 people.
She’s passionate about Women Empowerment, Youth Leadership, and Entrepreneurship in her community and has contributed to the empowerment of thousands of youth while collaborating with organizations such as SheCodes, Ion+, and Jusoor.
Her leadership efforts have been recognized by the U.S. Department of State (TechWomen Awardee 22), Deloitte (Women leaders in Africa 22), and UNDP (Women Innovators Programme in the Arab Region 21).
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
I grew up in a house filled with girls, and my parents taught me that education must come first. I've been to a girls-only school, and I've had a lot of friends who never made it to graduation because they've dropped out of school due to marriage and unplanned pregnancies.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
After finishing the SheCodes boot camp, they asked to me join the team as a content writer. I was flattered because what I know about writing I've learned on my own from extensive reading. To use my love for writing in an organization that empowers women is enormous.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Reading! I haven't been to many places and can count the times I have left home on only one hand, but sometimes it feels like I have been everywhere. I also love to write.
- Arabic (Advanced/Native)
- English (Advanced/Native)
- contraception and menstrual hygiene access for women in refugee camps
- effects of forced marriage and unplanned pregnancies among girls and young women
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Data Science for Business Leaders Executive Program by Udacity (July 2022)
- Women In Africa Mentoring by Deloitte (June 2022)
- TechWomen Awardee (San Francisco, USA) (March 2022)
- Women Innovators Programme in the Arab Region April (June 2021)