Mariam Dabboussi

Transcending language barriers allows technology to reach people beyond cultural, geographical, and even economic boundaries. Mariam Dabboussi unlocked this door for Google in the Middle East and North Africa as its youngest team member in the region by launching Google Assistant for Arabic speakers.

As the manager for YouTube and social marketing in the Arab world, the 25-year-old organized the longest live stream of an iftar during Ramadan to raise funds for refugees. Dabboussi, who led a team that tackled the challenges of creating a Google Assistant that could understand different dialects in 18 Arab nations, is driven by the belief that technology acts as a bridge that provides a voice to the most marginalized in a connected world.

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