Who Is She

Leila Jiryes Ghantous
Areas of expertise: 

Personal information

President of a NGO
Leila Jiryes Ghantous

What I have done for Lebanon

I worked throughout my association with the various societies towards the fundamental goal of promoting the image of my country Lebanon, for its good and beautiful characteristics and most importantly the vitality and the ability of Lebanese people and their resourcefulness in cultural and educational interaction at home and abroad. In this context, I worked in collaboration with several of my colleagues to organize trips and exploratory visits to various parts of the country.  In addition, we were keen to invite eminent personalities from Lebanon and abroad to speak to the members of the societies, and to learn what we are doing in the service of Lebanon. It gives me honor to recall that the First Lady of Lebanon chaired the final annual celebration of the “Women’s League" at the American University of Beirut, and for the same purpose numerous foreign Ambassadors to Lebanon had been invited to attend this celebration.

Contact information / Private

321, Zouk Mikael
961 9 216 052 ( 961 4 390 316 وصيفا)
961 9 216 052
961 3 842620

Contact information / Work

Women's League


  • Associate Degree, Business Management, 1986, Lebanese American University, Lebanon.

Areas of expertise

  • Management
  • Philanthropy
  • Women's Issues and Rights
  • Arabic
  • French
  • English

Honorary office and memberships

  • Vice-President of the Executive Board Alumni (Beirut Chapter) of the BCW, 2012 - to present.
  • Member at large of the Executive Board Alumni (Beirut Chapter) of the BCW, 2010-2012.
  • President of The Women’s League, 2003-2005, and 2009-2011.
  • Member at large of the Executive Board Alumni (Beirut Chapter) of the Lebanese-American University, 2007-2010.
  • Advisor to the President of the Women's League, 2007-2009.                       
  • Vice-President of the Women's League, 2005-2007.
  • Representative of the Women's League at the Lebanese Council of Women, 1999-2001.
  • Secretary of the Women's League, 1997-1999.
  • Member of the Women's League, 1993 – to present.
  • Member of the Young Women Christian Association (YWCA).


Awards and Distinctions

  • ” Lebanese Merit Silver Medal” awarded by President of Lebanon, Mr. Emile Lahoud, at the Presidential Palace, in the presence of members of the Women’s League, in June 2005.