Dr. Manal Fakhoury holds a life pedigree unmatched by most and she’s still changing history. Philanthropist, activist, Woman of the Year, CEO, three decades of non-profit work, and mom to five brilliant children. Never letting obstacles stand in her way, Manal successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and continues to prove that anything is possible. Now, as a curator of TEDx she is using her influence to create powerful platforms for speakers to communicate ideas worth spreading. In this week’s episode, Manal shares her story about being an immigrant to the United States, learning English as a second language, and equipping others how to have a big voice in a loud world.
Dr. Manal Fakhoury is the President and CEO of Fakhoury Leadership International. With over 30 years of non-profit and leadership experience, she serves on many community and national boards. She is past Chairwoman of Chamber of Commerce and has served in many top leadership positions. Currently: YMCA Executive Board, American Heart Association , Rotary International, Truist Bank board of directors, Toastmasters International, Founder and President of Ollin Women International, curator for TEDxOcala and Gavel Club Counselor for the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC).
Graduate of Leadership Florida. Manal has brought innovative personal development programs to the FDOC. Manal is also a consultant pharmacist, inspirational speaker, coach, trainer, TEDx speaker, and mentor. Manal earned her undergraduate, and doctorate from the University of Southern California, and MBA from Webster University. Manal has been recognized with many professional and community awards including Person of the Year, Business Women of the Year, Communicator or the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Webster’s University Distinguished Alumni Award, and many others. Manal was honored to participate in the Climb of Hope and summit Mt. Kilimanjaro in January 2014. She enjoys traveling, exercising, advocating for peace, and lifting up people.
She is most proud of her husband, Dr. Riadh Fakhoury, a chiropractic physician, and their five wonderful children.
She is a strong advocate of personal development and social justice. Manal brings a very strong background in community service, leadership and fundraising.
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