COVID-19 appeared in our lives exactly a year ago, and if one work can be used to describe its effects on all our lives, that word would be “disruptive”.
This pandemic has changed the entire world, locked down families, changed how many people perceive work, to mention a few effects.
And even though every single person in the world was affected by the ripples and changes caused by COVID-19, women remain to be among the highest affected sector, especially in developing and least developed countries such as Egypt.
The reason for this is that fewer women than men that are employed in these economies are in occupations that can be undertaken remotely; thus, resulting in either these women losing their jobs or having to work regular (non-remotely) which increases their risk of contracting the virus.
And this is the core of our event!
The Rise of Women-Led Businesses Post Pandemic event aims to gather under one roof business gurus, startup mentors, and entrepreneurs to guide women and startups through their business and entrepreneurial journeys.
This event will include numerous activities that can be enjoyed by, and quite beneficial, to all women and entrepreneurs who either have their own businesses to aspire to start their own startups.
In this event, you will get the chance to attend an online workshop given by Jeff Wallace, Silicon Valley Angel Investor and Co-founder of Silicon Valley in your Pocket (SVIYP), as well as a discussion panel with outstanding speakers such as: Dr. Yomna El Sheridy "president of Business Women of Egypt 21 among other iconic gurus.
Moreover, there will be various exhibitors showcasing their services and products tailor to fit your startup needs/inquiries provided by like-minded Business Owners and Entrepreneurs.
So, if you are a woman and or an entrepreneur who is looking for post-pandemic business support, experts insights and current opportunities for women-led businesses and startups then this is the event for you. Now is your chance to meet and network with like-minded business owners, mentors, and entrepreneurs, in addition to the opportunity to learn more about how to make your startup more attractive to investors, followed by 1 startup's live pitch feedback, from our expert angel investor in Silicon Valley.
Mark your calendars for the 20th of March and get your tickets now!
Silicon Valley in Your Pocket
CEO & Founder
Jeff is a long-time Bay Area resident who works with global startup ecosystems, including governments, corporations & startup accelerators/entrepreneurs, to help catalyze startup environments & create a bridge to Silicon Valley. He is an Adjunct Instructor at UC Berkeley and is co-founder of Silicon Valley in Your Pocket, a global virtual startup accelerator, serving 100s of companies acr…
Startup Grind New Cairo
Soha M. El Baklawy, has always been passionate about empowering women; no matter what she believed that "There is Nothing a Woman Can Not Do!". Therefore, she started investing in her professional career and working on her self-development. By the age of 30, she was the General Manager for their family business in Egypt (chain of pharmacies/ stock market accounts and a para-pharmaceutical company). She was managing more than 90 employees while supporting others to develop their career paths and working over her progress. The next step was taking MBA to grow her experience and knowledge in implementing new management styles. And since she is a risk-taker by nature, she chose a very fresh and global business trend topic for her dissertation of the graduation project, Which was "Strategic Alliance and Why it Fails?" to simplify (Strategic Alliance is a type of Business Collaboration). Afterward, she took a Change Management course, in which she has learned the importance of adapting to CHANGE as well as adopting new perspectives, currently studying DBA through John Sulston business school. Consequently, she got Nominated in Egycham 6th annual conference as 1 of the top 5 success stories owing to the fact that she was working almost entirely "out of the box".
By January 2018, she wanted to start her own business, Since she was a general manager and is passionate about management development, she wanted to launch something related to the business field and yet something very unique, that would fill a Market GAP. The first idea was a Strategic Alliance Consultation Firm, but sadly this idea had not quenched her passion thirst just yet. Then a spark lit in her head that she always loved the idea of supporting and empowering women. And there you have it, she thought of merging both which is implementing strategic alliance but on a different level not only based on her collaboration but also on the collaboration of a whole community of women. Supporting and empowering each other in the business field to share experience, solve problems, decrease risks, pool business resources, etc. And of course, her target is a global rather than a local community.
In less than 2 years after the company’s inception, She have received three awards of appreciation (2 national and 1 international) for Businessita’s active role in society empowering women in business.
Furthermore within 2 years of career shifting, She has joined some of the well reputed international women empowerment and startup associations such as Cherie Blair Foundation, FiveOne Labs, Village Capital and FasterCapital (a venture based in Dubai) as a business mentor.
Subsequently, and most proudly she has been offered an exceptional opportunity of joining The International Alliance of Women (TIAW) board as a media VP. Being the youngest and the only board member from the Middle East region, due to my outstanding achievements and character.
Finally she became a Startup Grind Chapter Director for New Cairo