Our next fireside chat will host Elissa Freiha the of WOMENA, a platform promoting female inclusion in the Middle East's innovation economy.
Elissa Freiha is an entrepreneur, investor, public speaker, women's rights advocate and founder of WOMENA, As a prominent speaker on women's involvement in entrepreneurship and active angel investor with over 30 investments between North America and MENA, Elissa has been frequently recognized in various media outlets, appearing on BBC's 30under30, Forbes Middle East's "50 Business Leaders Inspiring The UAE", and Arabian Business' "100 World's Most Influential Arabs", "100 Most Powerful Arab Women", "100 Most Influential Arabs under 40" and "Investor of the Year 2017."
Prior to founding Womena, Elissa has previously worked in marketing, sales, and events in entertainment and media. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Global Communications from the American University of Paris, the city in which she was born and raised. She is an Emirati of Lebanese and American descent.