Today we acknowledge Ranna Abduljawad, a Palestinian American, born in Washington State and raised in Palestine. She is the Vice President of Technology Operation at Merrill Lynch and served as a co-Chair of Bank of America LEAD for women (Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development for Women) and she currently serves as Executive Director of AACC “Arab American of Central Florida” for the Jacksonville, FL chapter. A non-profit organization that empowers Arab Americans by addressing their economic, social and cultural needs.
She grew up in West Bank and her time spent in Palestine encouraged her to advocate for Palestinian rights either through her work, panel discussions, radio appearances and even through her Art. After moving back to the U.S she made sure to return to Palestine as much as possible to volunteer in refugee camps, her experiences in refugee camps encouraged her to join FRRC "Floridian Responding to Refugees" as a committee member and assisted refugee’s resettlement in Florida.
Ranna is a TEDx speaker and her speech was about “Raising a Muslim Daughter in America” and she also served on a TEDx Panel discussions in FSCJ as well as helped organize and emceed Palestinian Women empowerment discussions in Orlando and interfaith events.
As an Executive Director of Arab American Center of Florida for Jacksonville city she successfully led the first Arab American festival to be hosted in the city of Jacksonville to showcase the Arab culture and it has now become an annual festival. #aaccfl #aaccflorida #ranaabduljawad #fscj #palestine #american #america #tedx #jacksonville #womeninusa #inspiration #empowerment #usa🇺🇸 #usa #usahello #immigration #immigrants #refugees #asylumseekers