Kathleen Dechant


Kathleen began her study of Arab female entrepreneurs during her sabbatical in Bahrain. A graduate of Columbia University, Dr. Dechant was clinical professor of management at the University of Connecticut School of Business for 24 years. She was among the first American women to join the Arab International Women's Forum headquartered in London.

Course Title: Daughters of the Desert: Arab Female Entrepreneurs are Changing the Face of Business and Culture in the Middle East (Winter Term 2019)

Participant Testimonials:

"Excellent and experienced teacher. Lots of good info and insight from her own experience in the Middle East."

"Amazing! I had no prior knowledge about MENA, now I feel engaged and supportive of women entrepreneurs and the hurdles they faced and their success."

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