Manal Jarrar received a BA in Literature and High Diploma in Economics from the University of Jordan (UJ) in 1989, a Master's in Business Management and Leadership from London Graduate School, and later a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) specializing in insurance Management from Commonwealth University in 2018.
Jarrar, who is currently the General Manager of the National Insurance Company 'WATANIA', has over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry and prior to joining 'WATANIA' she worked at the General Arabia Insurance Company and the Jordan French Insurance Company.
At 'WATANIA', Jarrar fought her way to the top of the company with persistence and a goal in mind in a sector that has been always dominated by men.
Her vast experience spans in all areas of the industry from strategic planning, executive management, financial management, business development, supervision and control of operations, among others.
Jarrar is a Member of the board of directors of Jordan insurance Federation Member of the women international forum Jordan (IWF), in addition to being a member of the technical committee to facilitate trade and transport in the Ministry of Transport.
She is also a certified lecturer with many banks, universities, and Jordan insurance federation.
Jarrar was classified by Forbes magazine as one of the 100 most powerful women in the MENA region. She is the first women to reach the position of general manager of an insurance company in the region.
She lives by the principle that the sky is the limit and her advice to young women today:
"If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody will. If you act on that belief people will treat you based on what you think about yourself".
She says that it is you who defines the meaning of success; if you work smarter you will win, and any woman can be on her way to making her entrepreneurial dreams come true.