Jordan Business Unveiled 10 Most Powerful Jordanian Women

For the first time in Jordan, Jordan Business featured a list of Jordan’s 10 Most Powerful Women. The winners were selected by Jordan Business readers from an extensively researched list of 40 powerful Jordanian women, from all walks and fields, who have left and continue to leave, an impact on their communities and on Jordan as a whole. Jordan business aimed to highlight the role of Jordanian women leaders through recognizing them as top achievers in their field. They believe that every woman who appeared in their original list deserves to be identified as powerful, and appreciated by her fellow Jordanians.

The Jordan’s 10 Most Powerful Women list included; Deema Hajjawi, Ola Al Fares, Kholoud Mohammad Saqqaf Khawla Al Armouti Fatmeh Al Hmoud Nadia Al Saeed, Haifa Najjar, Hind Al-Fayez, Iman Mutlaq and Doha Abdelkhaleq.

Doha Abdelkhaleq co-founded ESKADENIA Software with Nael Salah in the year 2000, working as an Executive Partner, as well as a legal counsel and an HR expert. She helped develop ESKADENIA through the years by building on business and technology, partnerships, policies and human capital, aiming at growing a profitable company. Prior to that, Doha worked as a legal counsel and as a human resources director in Jordan, Beijing, Shanghai, Lebanon and Stockholm for the telecom company Ericsson; she attained her first L.L.M in law, at The London School of Economics (L.S.E), followed by a second Masters in law at the university of Stockholm, and a diploma at the Beijing Institute for social and legal studies. She attended a HK school of government executive training after her L.L.B in law from the University of Jordan. Doha is an active member in several national committees and forums with a focus on ICT, law, women and entrepreneurship. She is a member and facilitator at Franklin Covey Middle East, a member of counsels at the Jordanian Bar Association, a member of the International Women Forum (IWF) Jordan Chapter and of the US Women Business Leaders’ Summit. Previously a Vice Chair at the Information Technology Association in Jordan Int@j (2002-2007), she attained the Shaikh Isa Bin Ali Al-Khalifa Award for Arab Volunteers Work. Today, Doha contributes to the ICT and business community in Jordan through frequent postings as a columnist for Alghad newspaper. Moreover, Doha is a standing member at the Economic and Social Council in Jordan and a board member at the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan.

Doha Abdelkhaleq, Executive Director at ESKADENIA Software, commented “I feel privileged and humbled to have been selected as one of the 10 most powerful women Jordan Jordan 2014. It has all been possible with your support. Thank you for believing in me and for your trusted vote”.

About Jordan Business
Established in 2004, Jordan Business has managed to posit itself as the Kingdom’s leading independent corporate magazine, tackling issues pertaining to the country’s commercial, economic, and political landscapes – comprehensively, analytically and with integrity. Through regular features as well as exclusive coverage and interviews, Jordan Business is committed to presenting a repertoire of pluralist ideas and viewpoints. To date, it is the only English Jordanian monthly publication to feature His Majesty King Abdullah II (May 2007) and Her Majesty Queen Rania al Abdullah (May 2008) in exclusive cover story interviews.

About ESKADENIA Software
ESKADENIA® Software is a CMMI® level 3 certified company that is active in the design, development and deployment of a range of software products in the Telecommunications, Insurance, Enterprise, Education, Healthcare and Internet application areas. The company is based in Jordan and has sales activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; more than 85% of its sales are exported to the global market. ESKADENIA Software is a product and market-oriented organization that assists enterprises and promotes businesses by use of highly effective IT strategies, solutions and tools. ESKADENIA Software strongly believes that a company's achievement is based on the success of its Human Resources and the commitment to quality and excellence that each one holds strong to. ESKADENIA endeavors as a team to maintain quality and customer respect, build up perseverance, and foster innovation. For more information, please contact us at, or visit our site,

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