Stacey Al-Ghawas is a business development executive and business owner with over 25 years of experience working in the medical, restaurant franchise, real estate and health and beauty sectors in Kuwait. She is an adjunct professor at the American University of Kuwait (AUK) where she teaches a course on academic success and personal development. As a US certified Dale Carnegie instructor, Stacey is committed to coaching and mentoring emerging leaders and entrepreneurs through the Center for Continuing Education at AUK. Over 40 years ago, Stacey served as the past president of the 'S' Club, a high school girls' club sponsored by Soroptimist in her home town of Manhattan Beach, California. Today she is fulfilling a lifelong goal of establishing the first Soroptimist International Club of Kuwait (SIQ8). SIQ8 is in foundation and hopes to be chartered in Fall 2015. Stacey holds a PhD in Physiology/Cell Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, USA.