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Sana Afouaiz

Sana Afouaiz is the founder of Womenpreneur, a nonprofit dedicated to the empowerment of women through supporting their entrepreneurial ambitions. In collaboration with the U.S.
Embassy in Belgium, she launched a program to support young women in developing their professional careers.


Wietse Van Ransbeeck

Wietse Van Ransbeeck’s work as a social entrepreneur focuses on supporting people’s right to have a voice in their government. He participated in the 2018 Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) Fellowship through the U.S. Embassy in Belgium.


Mehdi Benallal

As an entrepreneur, Mehdi Benallal dedicates himself to teaching audiences about cultural diversity through promoting live music performances. He has collaborated with the U.S. Embassy in Belgium on cultural outreach programs.


Jasna Rokegem

Jasna Rokegem leads a team that designs clothing to improve the way people live and even communicate with one another. Through support from the U.S. Embassy in Belgium, she participated in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in India.


Sihame El Kaouakibi

In a March 2019 interview, Sihame El Kaouakibi discussed social entrepreneurship and education as tools for social change. She participated in the 2014 “International Visitors Leadership Program ” (IVLP) sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Belgium. 


Julie Foulon

Julie Foulon believes access to new technologies and entrepreneurial opportunities empowers all members of a community. She participated in the International Visitors Leadership Program through the US Embassy in Belgium.

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