ECODIT Certified as a Women-Owned Small Business

ECODIT has recently been certified as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program.

This certification follows the appointment of Roula Attar as ECODIT’s new President starting in February 2022. Ms. Attar is a senior international development professional with more than 20 years of experience in project design, management, and implementation. She first joined ECODIT in 2011 and has since led business development, quality, communications, and outreach initiatives for the firm. Under her leadership, ECODIT was awarded new contracting mechanisms and projects that directly contributed to its notable growth in recent years, and successfully obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification in recognition of its strong quality management system.

Prior to joining ECODIT, Ms. Attar was the Lebanon Country Director for Search for Common Ground (SFCG), where she designed and implemented programs with Lebanese youth, the media, and the public sector, to help transform the next generation’s approach to conflict. Previously, she founded the field office in Jordan and managed programs for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) across the Middle East and North Africa region, leading multi-million-dollar democracy assistance programs in legislative strengthening, political party development, electoral support, civil society strengthening, and women’s and youth’s political participation. Ms. Attar holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Wichita State University and is fluent in Arabic, English, and French.

“ECODIT is delighted to join the impressive pool of WOSBs that are contributing to sustainable development around the world. We look forward to leveraging our WOSB certification to forge new partnerships and make greater impacts across countries and regions,” said Ms. Attar.

ECODIT is a U.S.-based small business with 29 years of experience working with governments, businesses, and local communities to advance environmentally and socially responsible development around the world. To learn more about ECODIT, visit and follow the firm’s social media accounts on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter.