Hadeel Anabtawi is a Social Entrepreneur in the children & girls empowerment field, a certified life coach, teachers’ trainer on interactive teaching methodologies and the founder of The Alchemist Lab in Jordan.
She is a Vital Voices fellow and a WE Empower 2018 awardee. WE Empower is a global challenge for women entrepreneurs who leverage their businesses to advance UN SDG’S. The award was received in the UN, NYC during the UNGA. She also received DVF international award 2019 for her leadership, dedication and commitment to empower young girls and women in Jordan.
Anabtawi studied Industrial Engineering at University of Jordan and Masters in Business Administration at University of Leicester.
She established her first company, Ideas for fun, in 2006 which focused on science teaching using drama in partnership with a Fun Science from Spain.
In 2012, Anabtawi established The Alchemist Lab as a reflection of a market need. The Alchemist Lab is a fun learning center that offers interactive learning experiences through different hands on experiences and stations as medieval lab, world map, mine, and engineering lab. All programs focus on building creative & critical thinking skills with focus on STEM.
The company’s mission is to empower children & youth with the future skills they need to compete in the workplace locally & globally. The company has reached more than 40,000 children from cities, less fortunate areas and refugees camps, with optimistic plans to reach more children in Jordan and the region.
Anabtawi launched many initiatives that empower children and girls in particular, one of which is “Go Girls!” a program that encourages girls towards STEM & scientific thinking. In addition, she launched a 10 minutes radio segment addressed to children called “Everything is possible” which aimed to address life challenges & empower children.