Since Yasmine was six years old, she wanted to change the world. There were problems that she wanted to help solve. She got involved in community initiatives and by time she was in high school, she already raised 15,000 dollars for Children with Cancer. At 18, she was the youngest winner of the Annual Business Plan Competition by Entrepreneurs Society for her social enterprise idea supporting women in Egypt. That’s when she realized she wanted to do more.
She joined AIESEC, the world´s largest youth organization, to become Middle East North Africa Regional Program Manager, where her programs empowered thousands of young people. Her passion to empower women led to the launch of Gone Cyclin, her first social enterprise. In its first year, the initiative raised over $50,000 to fund 400 women entrepreneurs in East Timor’s rural towns and during the process, she cycled 420 ams along East Timor’s rugged roads. In order to support other social entrepreneurs she developed and launched of a global initiative called the Social Impact finance Forum to explore various ways to find financing.
Yasmine is the co-founder of Transpiral, a leading online coaching institute that equips women with the right tools to launch their own businesses. She is also working on a book and launching a network to encourage women in the MENA to become entrepreneurs. Please check out the video below to hear what Yasmine has to say: