Joumana Haddad is a Lebanese author, public speaker, journalist and women’s rights activist. She has been selected as one of the world’s 100 most powerful Arab women for four years in a row by Arabian Business Magazine, for her cultural and social activism. She is founder of Jasad, a quarterly Arabic-language magazine. In May 2018, she controversially lost in her bid to become a Lebanese parliamentarian, after running with the independent coalition “Koulouna Watani”. She is a published poet with many translations of her work.