International Women’s Day: A Jordanian Entrepreneur’s Impact on Education, the Workforce, and Society

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International Women’s Day: A Jordanian Entrepreneur’s Impact on Education, the Workforce, and Society

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Friday, March 8, 2013 - 1:00pm

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By Tae Yoo

This blog was originally published on the Huffington Post on March 7, 2013.

Today, I would like to reflect on the progress women are making in the global economy by highlighting the work of one woman who has been a source of inspiration for many: Randa Ayoubi. Randa is a woman entrepreneur from Jordan who had a dream of enhancing the lives of children by raising educational standards through multimedia learning.

Nearly 20 years ago, after her studies in computer science at Texas Tech, Randa returned to Jordan to work at a bank. However, Randa wanted a different path and aspired to be her own boss and contribute to society. She started a software business called Rubicon where she became one of Jordan’s pioneers in multimedia software for education at a time when rural poverty and the lack of teachers in villages was a big issue.

Continue reading about Randa's impact on education, the workforce, and society on Cisco's blog.

 

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Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Cisco | Education | International Women's Day | Jordan | Women Entrepreneurs | educational standards | entrepreneurship

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