morocco Ms Manal Elattir
CEO of the Social Enterprise for Women’s Economic Empowerment. Founder of the first NGO in Social Entrepreneurship in MoroccoFounder of the first NGO in Social Entrepreneurship in Morocco.


Background Information

Ms Manal Elattir is the founder and managing director of Anarouz Social Enterprise, a for-profit social enterprise empowering women and alleviating poverty through entrepreneurship and market access. Before launching the enterprise, Ms Elattir was the director of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Alumni Network, a network of activists, politicians, entrepreneurs and people from civil society who collaborated to design and lead development initiatives in Morocco.

She is also the founder of IMDAD, the first NGO to tackle social entrepreneurship for youth in Morocco. Ms Elattir was selected as the UN Alliance of Civilisation International Fellow and as a UNESCO Human Rights Chair Fellow. She has also been nominated for the Fortune/US Department of State Global Women Mentoring program and for the Women Leaders for the World program at the Global Women Leadership Network. In addition to these honours, Ms Elattir has earned the Architects of the Future Award for her social enterprise initiative.


She is a Phi Betta Kappa honour graduate from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota and she completed the International Business and Trade Washington semester program at American University, in Washington DC.

Publications and Media

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Fortune Most Powerful Women Mentee Manal Elattir –
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