Zeina Saab

Zeina Saab is the Founder and Director of The Nawaya Network, an NGO based in Lebanon that develops the income-generating skills of marginalized youth through entrepreneurship, employability, and economic development programs. Nawaya has so far supported nearly 7,000 youth across Lebanon since 2016.  

Zeina is also the co-founder of SE Factory, a social enterprise that develops the coding skills of low-income youth and helps them find employment in Lebanon.  The program has a 90% employment success rate. 

She has worked as a consultant with the UN, USAID, and the EU on gender and youth empowerment in Lebanon and New York.  Zeina is Lebanese-American and received her B.A. in International Studies from UC San Diego in 2006, and her Masters in City Planning from MIT in 2009.