Coming from a rich background of work in education, organization development and community activism, with special attention to women’s rights, Ms. Ghaida Rinawie-Zoabi is the 2008 founding Executive Director of the Injaz Center for Professional Arab Local Governance.
Ms. Rinawie-Zouabi is currently a board member at Ruppin College in Netanya, a Fellow at the Hartman institute in Jerusalem, a member of the Finance Ministry’s Committee on Women’s Retirement, a member of the Prime Minister`s round table for national emergency preparation, and a mentor at the Rothschild Foundation students program.
Ms. Rinawie-Zoabi is married and a mother of two, and holds an M.A. degree in Literature from Haifa University, a special degree in Organizational Development and a B.A. in Psychology and Hebrew Literature from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
In a special issue published by the economic magazine The Marker at the end of 2011, Ms. Rinawie- Zoabi was chosen as one of the 100 “most influential people in Israel,” and was described as a “social innovator.” In 2015 she was the first Arab woman to be awarded the “Israeli Good Governance” prize.