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Money makes the world go around, maybe not: Yasmine Khater at TEDxBarcelonaWomen

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Published on Jan 21, 2013

"What would you do if money wasn't an object?"

Since Yasmine was six years old, she wanted to change the world. She got involved in community initiatives and by time she was in high school, she raised 15,000 dollars for Children with Cancer. At 18, she was the youngest winner of the Annual Business Plan Competition by Entrepreneurs Society for her social enterprise idea supporting women in Egypt.

She joined AIESEC, the world´s largest youth organization, and became Middle East North Africa Regional Program Manager, empowering thousands of young people with her programs. She launched Gone Cyclin, her first social enterprise, which raised over $50,000 to fund 400 women entrepreneurs in East Timor's rural towns in its first year.

Yasmine is the Co-Founder of Transpiral, a leading online coaching institute that equips women with the right tools to launch their own businesses. She also leads the Social Impact Finance Forum , a global initiative which explores various ways financing can help entrepreneurs, and she is working on a book to encourage women in the Mediterranean to launch their own businesses.

Yasmine is an Egyptian Singaporean who has lived in six countries and has travelled to over 35 countries. She has worked with startups, global NGOs, SMEs and multinational companies of various sectors. Yasmine's impact on the community was recognised in 2011 when she received, "AIESEC Top 40 alumni under 40". She is a Results Certified Coach, has a double degree in Psychology and Integrated Marketing Communications.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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