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  • 1. Women in Leadership 2
    ~Rania ~
    A Queen
    All Seasons.
  • 2. Rania Al-Yassin was born in Kuwait to Palestinian 
    refugee parents from Tulkarm.
    She attended the  New English School in Hawalli,Kuwait, then earned a degree in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo.
    Upon her graduation from university,
    Raniareturned to Jordan and pursued a career in banking, working at Citibank, followed by a brief career in the field of
    Information Technology,
    at Apple Computer in Amman.
  • 3. She met Jordanian King Abdullah bin Al-Hussein, then only a Prince, at a dinner party in January 1993.
  • 4. Two months later, they announced their engagement and on 10 June 1993, they were married.
  • 5. Rania weds her Prince…
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  • 11. Although her husband ascended to the throne on 7 February 1999, Rania did not become Queen immediately.
    She was proclaimed Queen of Jordan by her husband on 22 March 1999.
    Without proclamation, she would have been a princess consort, just like her mother-in-law, Princess Muna al-Hussein.
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  • 13. Rania – Queen of Style
    Rania is praised for her modern style
  • 14. Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen RaniaAmman, Jordan/ 1999
  • 15. King Hussein with King Abdullah and Queen Rania
  • 16. …with Their children Prince Hussein, Princess Iman and Princess SalmaAmman, Jordan/ 2000
  • 17. Amman, Jordan/ 2001
  • 18. Amman, Jordan/ 2003
  • 19. Amman,Jordan, 2006
  • 20. Amman, Jordan/ 2007
  • 21. Amman, Jordan/ 2008
  • 22. They have four children:
    Crown Prince Hussein (born 28 June 1994)
    Princess Iman (born 27 September 1996)
    Princess Salma (born 26 September 2000)
    Prince Hashem (born 30 January 2005)
  • 23. Soweto, South Africa, 30 March 2009 – UNICEF’s Eminent Advocate for Children, Her Majesty Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan, recently spent time with members of the GEM/BEM club at the Phefeni Senior Secondary school in South Africa’s sprawling Soweto township.
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  • 25. Queen Rania with Indian celebrity ShilpaShetty
  • 26. Launch of Global Women's Action Network for Children
    Left to right: MahnazAfkhami, MelanneVerveer, Madeleine Albright,
    Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, Marian Wright Edelman, and Mary Robinson
  • 27. Queen Rania of Jordan with Lee Bollinger of Columbia University , January 2008.
  • 28. First Lady Michelle Obama hosts Jordan's Queen Rania in the Yellow Oval Room in the White House Residence, April 23, 2009.
  • 29. ... perfection is "simplicity devoid of unnecessary elements"...
  • 30. Since her marriage, Queen Rania has used her position to improve the livelihood of various sectors of society in Jordan and beyond.
    She is a global advocate for education and strong supporter of social development and economic opportunities for all.
    Queen Rania’s activities have encompassed issues such as community empowerment and sustainability, education, health, children, youth, women, and the environment, among others.
  • 31. Queen Rania with Gordon Brown onWorld Economic Forum 2008
  • 32. No matter where we come from… what we look like… how we dress… or to whom we pray… when it comes to what makes us laugh or cry… when it comes to what we dream of for ourselves and for our children… when it comes to how hard we work each day… we are usually more alike than we are different.
    An extract from a keynote
    address given at
    YaleUniversity by
    Queen Rania Al Abdullah,
    May 3, 2007
  • 33. Everything we see in the world, is the creative work of woman.- Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
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  • 42. Queen Rania attends a plenary session entitled: “Rebuilding Education for the 21st Century”, held at the World Economic Forum in Davos.Davos, Switzerland/ January 30, 2010
  • 43. Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania during a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of His Majesty King Abdullah’s accession to the ThroneAmman - Jordan / Tuesday, June 09, 2009
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