About Us

A message to
friends and members of AAWBC

A message to friends and members of AAWBC

Dear Friends & Members,

On behalf of the AAWBC, I want to welcome you to our organization.  While 2020 and 2021 have not been what we expected, we have been working diligently to help Arab American Women in the workforce, from entrepreneurs to professionals in all fields, to bring them the resources they need to stay successful.

Throughout AAWBC’s almost 15 years, we have been passionate about helping Arab American women make their mark and worked hard to connect them with impactful resources.  We’ve given out scholarships, held workshops, hosted international student groups, creating networking opportunities, and so much more.

Our hope is to continue this very important work in 2022 with a lot of exciting updates.  We have planned a new Membership Program to launch, improved Committees, and even better resources to help Arab American women on their paths to success.

We look forward to your support and our continued success, together.

Taharah Saad
AAWBC President

Our Mission

The AAWBC’s mission is to inspire Arab American women to achieve success by empowering, developing, and helping build strong and lasting connections. 

Our Vision

AAWBC’s vision is to be the leading organization for Arab American women looking to achieve success, creating representation at every level in every industry, and making an impact on the world.

Board of Directors

Taharah Saad

President

Employee Development Program Manager, Ford Motor Company

Taharah Saad is a TEDx Speaker, serves as the current AAWBC President, engineer-turned-Employee Development Program Manager in the automotive industry, and works on the Detroit Moms Executive Team and contributor.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Engineering Management and has a passion for helping women find harmony in their multidimensional lives.  With a special interest in DEI, professional and personal development, and flexible working she’s always aiming to increase representation and equity for women. But her favorite place is with her family and impacting the world to leave behind a better place for her kids.

Mervat Jaafar

Vice President

Owner, Stitch N Design

Najwa is an engineering supervisor at DTE Energy and has been in the energy industry for over 10 years. She is an active member of the WSU Engineering Alumni Council and the recipient of the DTE Energy Engineering Excellence Award, the society of Women Engineers Key Contributor Award and the Electrical Power and Research Institute (EPRI) Technology Transfer Award.  She traveled to Nicaragua in 2015 with Engineers without boarders to aid in a water sanitation project.  She has been a strong advocate for women in STEM.  Najwa holds two Wayne State University degrees in electrical and computer engineering.

Jameleh Haidous

Secretary

Business Relationship Manager, JP Morgan Chase

Jameleh is a Relationship Manager with JP Morgan Chase bank. She has been in the banking industry for 12 years holding multiple positions in retail banking before making her way into business banking. Jameleh prides herself on serving her clients with the highest level of personal and professional service and building trusting relationships. Jameleh is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a BBA in Business Management. She lives in Dearborn with her husband and two young boys.  Jameleh is the daughter of loving Lebanese immigrant parents and loves to give back to the community that gave her and her family so much opportunity. She serves as the Vice President of the Arab American Women’s Business Council in hopes of helping other women in the community advance professionally through professional development and networking.

Jumana Judeh

Treasurer

Valuation & Development Consultant, Judeh & Associates Realtors

Jumana Judeh MAI, CCIM, MCAO is a commercial appraiser with over two decades of appraisal experience, during which she has developed strong skills in valuing a variety of properties. Regularly sought after as an expert witness for legal testimony as well as a regular speaker at continuing education classes and before business groups and conferences, Ms. Judeh is typically included as a consultant on teams to establish acquisition, leasing or proposed construction. She is an expert on the development of market analysis, feasibility studies, and/or highest and best use analyses. Judeh & Associates has built a reputation for providing a quality and reliable service in a timely manner, and they work closely with their clients to assure customer satisfaction. She is a Past President of CREW Detroit; a Board Member of the CCIM Michigan Chapter; former Zoning Board, TIFA Board and City Councilwoman. She has received numerous awards acknowledging her success and leadership as well as being quoted in several publications. A Purdue and Wayne State Graduate, Ms. Judeh has appeared on national media on the topic of valuation.

Executive Board

Yvonna Abraham

3rd Circuit Court Judge,
Wayne County

Juman Doleh-Alamory

Director of Cyber Security,
Little Ceasars Pizza

Yumna Faraj

Treasury Management Advisor,
Hunington National Bank

Houda Harajli

Teacher,
Taylor School District

Yvonna Abraham

3rd Circuit Court Judge,
Wayne County

Juman Doleh-Alamory

Director of Cyber Security,
Little Ceasars Pizza

Yumna Faraj

Treasury Management Advisor,
Hunington National Bank

Houda Harajli

Teacher,
Taylor School District

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