Did you know ? One in three start-ups is created or managed by a woman in the Arab world. Better yet, this percentage that breaks prejudices is higher than in Silicon Valley! The Middle East now has to reckon with this new generation of highly educated, creative and resourceful women entrepreneurs.
To talk about women's entrepreneurship in the MENA region, we are pleased to welcome Elissa Freiha, businesswoman, entrepreneur, investor, executive producer and feminist activist. She is the founder of Womena, a women-focused media company that aims to inspire real change through storytelling and digital content.
WOMENA, an angel investment platform
Elissa Freiha is the founder of WOMENA, a UAE-based angel investment platform for women investors. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the American University of Paris where she was born and raised. She is Emirati-Lebanese-American and speaks English, Arabic, French, and Spanish fluently. She was recently named by Fobes Middle Easts as one of the Most Inspiring Business Leaders in the UAE, and in Arabian Business’ 100 most powerful Arab women and Arabian Business’ 100 most influential Arabs under 40. Chantalle Dumonceaux is the Co-Founder of WOMENA, an angel investment platform in the Middle East. Since launch in December 2014, WOMENA has invested in four UAE companies and has educated and empowered hundreds of women to invest.
Host-Talha Siddiqi is an engineer turned marketeer who has worked in North America, Africa and the Middle-East for Fortune 500 companies running sales and marketing campaigns. Most recently , he was heavily involved with channel partners in Africa/Middle-East to help them "digitize" products and bring them to the world of data analytics. Talha has a passion for new technology, cultural diversity and international travel.
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De formation marketing, Bahia a commencé sa carrière dans les plus grandes agences de communication tunisiennes où elle a travaillé pour le compte des grandes marques tunisiens et acquis de l'expérience qu'elle transmet maintenant en tant qu'enseignante et formatrice.
Bahia est également conférencière internationale qui a participé à plusieurs conférences à Lisbonne, à Casablanca, au Congo, à Dubaï et à Abidjan, en plus de la Tunisie. Elle est également une mentor pour les entrepreneurs et une partie de plusieurs programmes dans le monde et en 2013 a lancé un podcast dédié à la communication.
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