Mona Barakah – CEO of Syrian Women Survivors Association, Turkey

On leadership:

A good leader needs: “humility, good communication, self-confidence and humanity.” A good leader should “act intensely, be able to accept criticism and be ready to struggle for survival to achieve the goals.”

On achievements:

My achievements are “my love for humanity and my confidence in my goal, which is advocating for truth, advocating for the cause for which I am working, and achieving justice.”

On challenges:

“The main challenge is the harsh conditions surrounding me in dealing with many and varied people. I face also financial obstacles in addition to the permanent stability that every woman dreams of and not finding enough voices to support us as women.”