As we look forward and prepare for a post-pandemic future, technology can be a source of tremendous optimism, it can help address some of our most pressing business challenges but most importantly it can help overcome some of the greatest challenges in our society: including climate change, famine, and disease.
”Every business and every entity has a mission to the world and has something to give back, regardless of how big or small.” – the role envisioned by Mariam Farag, my guest for today’s episode.
Mariam Farag is a businesswoman, media specialist, humanitarian and international keynote speaker. She is also the Founder of Humanizing Brands, through which she helps businesses and media develop and implement global strategies and values for sustainable, diverse and inclusive operations.
Prior to this, Mariam led one of the MENA region’s top media conglomerates, MBC Group, where she established impactful partnerships as the Founding Head of Brand Reputation, Communications & Social Impact. She also headed a number of CSR initiatives, including a Ramadan program centered on changing attitudes towards refugees that generated an audience of 25 million.
Her previous roles involved initiating partnerships and outreach programs that addressed the problems plaguing the youth and community. She has also worked alongside global NGOs such as UNICEF and SOS Children’s Villages. Her efforts have been acknowledged, Mariam received the Humanitarian of the Year Award at the C3 Summit during the UN General Assembly in NYC.
Mariam is a global citizen having lived, worked, and studied in countries across the world. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations, as well as a Master’s in International Relations and Political Theory. Mariam is passionate about media for impact and harnesses technology to give a voice to the voiceless. She is often invited to speak at regional and international media and forums, such as TEDx, where she delivers motivational keynotes on tech for good, women empowerment, community impact, and youth development.
On a personal front, Mariam values humanity, positivity, and sparks conversations to build genuine relationships and a sustainable, empowered future generation with consistent attention, time, and love.