10 Leaders Who Redefine Leadership
Shahd Majeed | Iraq
Leading through Collaboration
“Leadership is about making other people leaders and empowering them.”
Shahd Majeed grew up in a nation plagued by war and was displaced from her home in Baghdad in 2006. “I personally do not speak the language of weapons, but I definitely speak the language of determination and freedom,” she writes. Today she embodies the change she hopes to see in every nation of the world.
A woman’s empowerment advocate, Shahd aims to inspire women by being a positive example. “The tiniest things around us can be our source of power,” she says. The business she founded in partnership with the company By Women, For Women assists women with resumes, job applications, and job placement.
Leading through collaboration, she has partnered with Syrian World Pulse Correspondent Hummingbird to address the needs of the growing population of Syrian refugees in Iraq, helping women who have left refugee camps find employment in her city, Erbil. She plans to continue to encourage women to be their own advocates, and is preparing to share the World Pulse Voices of Our Future digital empowerment training with young women at her alma mater of University of Kurdistan Hewler.