Asma’a Al-wahsh (Founder and President)
Entesar joined Arab Women of Waterloo in February of 2019. With more than nine years of experience in accounting, business strategy, finance, operations and management in corporate banking and rest in humanitarian aid/social development sector. During the past six years, Entesar served as Finance Manager then Director, Finance, and Administration at International Medical Corps including Yemen, Central Africa, Chad, Libya, Tunisia and Ukraine in developing a long-term vision and strategic direction. She has designed and implemented controls and systems to improve efficiencies and effectiveness and possesses extensive experience in financial planning and analysis. Entesar has a diploma in Accounting, Bachelor’s Degree of Financial and Banking Studies from Yemen and Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) from University of Waterloo- Canada.
Salha has been in Waterloo Region since 2016, where she arrived with her family from Qatar. She brings with her more than 10 years’ experience in an international organisation as a part of Marketing and Communications management.
Currently, she is a Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology student at the University of Waterloo, and expected to graduate in August 2019. She is a volunteer with Sustainable Waterloo Region as a Functional Area Manager – Events since 2018.
Salha is passionate about empowering women and helping them to build a compelling and consistent personal professional brand.
Rasha moved back to Canada in December 2017 after living abroad for about 9 years. Prior to her return she was a green energy analyst and environmentalist with well – rounded technical engineering and academic experience in the Middle East including Jordan and Dubai. Rasha is a highly motivated and dedicated professional, with passion about environment and sustainable development. Since October 2018 she works as a Sustainability Program Coordinator and Home Advisor in Guelph serving Guelph community including homeowners in energy savings and home retrofits. Rasha specializes in energy conservation and efficiency for residential buildings and have experience in the solar and renewable industry, carbon management and abatement policies working for governmental entities in the UAE with rich experience in business development and Marketing. Rasha started her career in 2000 in Jordan as a Design Engineer for HVAC systems then worked for about four years as a Lab Engineer in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in University of Applied Science. Rasha holds a Master degree in Energy from Heriot-Watt University since 2011 and has a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Leeds University in the U.K back in 2000.
Jinane joined Arab Women of Waterloo in February of 2019. Jinane is passionate about empowering women in the fields of technology and engineering. She wants to see more women driving the new technologies that have direct impact on the socio-economic growth of societies and the wellbeing of their citizens. Graduated as electrical engineer from the Lebanese University, Jinane pursued her higher education in France, where she got her PhD from University of Paris XI. She is now a postdoctoral researcher at University of Waterloo and a representative of postdocs in Women in Engineering (WiE). She is looking forward to using her cross-disciplinary research, her international mobility and experience to reach out to women of diverse ages and backgrounds, inspire them to follow their dreams and help them achieve their goals.