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Lina Khalifeh

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#SheFighter Founder

“I didn’t find one real solution for violence against women,” says Lina. "And so, I created #SheFighter."

SheFighter was born of Lina's mind in January 2010, and through her tireless efforts, SheFighter became a legitimate and legally registered business in April 2010 in Amman, Jordan. After starting to train women in the basement of her parents' house, Lina managed to start her own and first SheFighter studio in 2012.

SheFighter Studio is the 1st Self-Defense Studio designed to empower women both mentally and physiologically through Self-Defense Techniques. By learning SheFighter’s Techniques women will feel more confident, secure and strong to defend themselves from different violent situations. SheFighter is about empowering women, not only physically but mentally and emotionally to believe that they are valuable and worthy.

Lina has more than 17 years of experience with Martial Arts like Taekwondo, Kick-Boxing, Kung Fu and Boxing. She also holds a black belt in Taekwondo 3DAN and has represented Jordan in many competitions and championships, both national and international. Lina is also certified as a trainer in Canada and North America. Most recently, in 2018, Lina was awarded The Economic Empowerment Global Leadership award by Hillary Clinton and Vital Voices at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Compliments of TEDxPrague: Lina has created a combination of taekwondo, judo and kung fu and has trained more than 12,000 women. Although Lina is an extremely humble person, she is tenacious when it comes to her goals. She believes that women in the Middle East deserve the same respect as anyone anywhere.
In 2014, she won the “Woman in Business Global Award” organised by the UN in Geneva, and even former U.S. president Barack Obama praised her as a role-model in his speech for the “Emerging Global Entrepreneurship” event.

In response to the question why she set out to do what she is doing, she simply responded: “Because I´m a fighter.

My Presenters Sessions

Saturday, November 16

12:15pm KST

1:45pm KST