As a Director of Legal affairs at Gartner, Yosr Hamza leads a legal team in the Middle East where she tracks sales growth by maintaining a culture of high performance and accountability. An award-winning bilingual legal counsel who was Gartner’s first locally hired lawyer in the Middle East: that’s only a part of the story. The least important part as Yosr might say.
On Instagram, you’ll find Yosr under the handle “The Caregiver Lawyer.” Her bio tells you this: “Half of the day I am diversity champion, mentor, and lawyer, and the other half I am a special needs mom and caregiver.” For Yosr, real courage is staying kind even when life isn’t. When circumstances suck, be kind. When outcomes suck, be kind. When causes you care about deeply are given short shrift, be kind. Yosr lives this.
From religious discrimination to struggling with society’s inability to see the whole person, Yosr could view the deck as stacked against her. But Yosr sees things differently. She reshuffles the deck. Plays the cards she has with kindness, empathy, and a belief that if she can just stay in the race, she’ll get there. Today, she’s here.