I saw this post on the New York Times blog today, featuring the work of Ms. Alma Abdul-Hadi Jadallah, and her company Kommon Denominator.
"In January, Alma Abdul-Hadi Jadallah was in Geneva, helped run a meeting of Syrian women for the United Nations. Last year, she took four or five trips to Yemen, to assist in talks to create the country’s new political system. Before that, she developed processes to ease religious tensions in Iraq."
Full article here: http://goo.gl/tI110r