Rawan Odeh

Director of New Story Leadership, offering Palestinian and Israeli youth Congressional internships

Founder of #SheLeads, a gender lens leadership program

Rawan is the Managing Director of New Story Leadership for the Middle East- a leadership program that offers high potential Palestinian and Israeli millenials Congressional work placements, training with the United States Institute of Peace, Advocacy on Capitol Hill, and Speaking engagements that provide a platform for the next generation of leaders to speak truth to power.

Rawan Odeh is a Palestinian-American activist who lived half her life in Brooklyn and the other half in Hewara (Palestine). Rawan holds a BA degree in Accounting from An Najah National University. Rawan has worked with Women’s World Banking on gender lens investments in the MENA region. Afterwards, she went on a research fellowship with Kings College London and published a research on the Economic Aspects of the Palestinian Israeli Conflict.  Her most recent project- #SheLeads, a gender lens leadership program for kick*ss Palestinian and Israeli women. Her motto? Don’t talk about us, without us!