Women in the World 2011 Participants: Zainab Salbi, Women for Women International
Zainab Salbi, Founder and CEO, Women for Women International
The founder and CEO of Women for Women International, Zainab Salbi is one of today’s leading philanthropists. Over its 17-year history, her humanitarian organization has distributed more than $89 million in direct aid and helped 271,000 female war survivors access social and economic opportunities. President Clinton honored Salbi for her work in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993, and nominated her for Harper’s Bazaar 21st century heroines. She is the author of Between Two Worlds: Escape From Tyranny.