Rami talks to humanitarian Zainab Salbi about her latest book.
Rabbi Rami talks to Zainab Salbi about her experiences in conflict zones, being genuinely curious about the "other", and her new book Freedom is an Inside Job. An excerpt and interview appears in our Sept/Oct 2018 issue.
Zainab Salbi has been hailed as one of the “25 Women Changing The World” by People Magazine, “100 Leading Global Thinkers,” by Foreign Policy Magazine and as one of 100 “The Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company. At the age of 23, she founded Women for Women International, a grassroots humanitarian and development organization dedicated to serving women survivors of wars by offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency. Under her leadership as the organization’s CEO (1993-2011), the organization grew from helping 30 women upon its inception to more than 400,000 women in 8 conflict areas. It also distributed more than $100 million in direct aid and micro credit loans that impacted more than 1.7 million family members. Salbi is the author of several books including the national bestseller Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam, Freedom is an Inside Job, and If You Knew Me You Would Care. She is currently the editor at large at Women in the World.