Dina Saoudi – Co-Founder of Seven Circles
Dina Saoudi is the co-founder of Seven Circles, a one-stop-shop consulting agency that provides companies and organizations with full-fledged services centered around establishing strategic partnerships, creating new revenue streams and building sustainable, impactful solutions. Today, Seven Circle’s diverse clientele consists of startups, multinational corporations, non-profit organizations, government entities, and UN agencies.
Seven Circles believes in giving back to humanity by creating tangible, sustainable impact economically, socially, and environmentally. To this end, the company’s philanthropic arm, Seven’s World, was established, which supports local and global organizations that aim to feed, heal, shelter, protect, educate, inspire and empower individuals and communities around the world. Many of the projects implemented through Seven’s World are based upon Seven Circles’ unique Empowering Through model.
Empowering Through (ET) is a scalable and measurable model that adopts an ecosystem approach driving representatives from all stakeholders – aid agencies, the private sector, the public sector, academia, impact funds, and civil society – to work together to fully enable an individual to become empowered both economically and socially. ET projects directly support Seven’s World’s causes by donating a part of the proceeds to aid agencies, including global and local organizations, that address the corresponding global cause.
Empowering Women through Cooking (EWC) – Jordan is the first validation of the ET model. Aiming to address hunger and hunger-related issues in the country, the project included the stories and recipes of 54 women from diverse cross-sections of society living in Jordan in a unique cookbook. These women included a refugee, a stay-at-home mother, a woman living with ALS, an expatriate, and a senator. Part of the proceeds of EWC – Jordan go to the United Nations World Food Programme and Tkiyet Um Ali, a local organization combating hunger, under the Seven’s World cause Feeding All.
The project’s success has resulted in the replication of Empowering Women through Cooking in more than ten countries including Egypt, Turkey, New Zealand, Germany, and Italy, as well as the creation of parallel projects such as Empowering Women through Painting, Empowering Women through Healthy Living, Empowering Youth through Designing and Empowering Youth through Writing.
From a young age, Dina has been driven by a passion to serve humanity. She turned this aspiration into a reality through the founding of Seven’s World (Facebook, Instagram) and the creation of the Empowering Through model. Dina’s envisions Empowering Through to be the starting point for greater collaborative effort across sectors so that we may ultimately build a kinder world. Dina is the mother of two boys, Hashem and Hamzah, whose existence constantly motivates her in her efforts to better the world for all children as much as for her own. Dina also proudly serves two of Her Majesty Queen Rania’s initiatives as a member on the board of directors of The Children’s Museum and the board of trustees of the Royal Health Awareness Society.
For information on Dina and her work, please see below:
Dina Saoudi’s LinkedIn ِaccount.
Dina talks more about herself in this article for TGN Magazine.
Dina Saoudi’s TEDx Talk on Empowering Through.