The Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative‘s workshop on destigmatizing failure and promoting business risk through policies and culture in Saudi Arabia and the wider MENA region was held on Tuesday, January 24th from 10:00 am-11:30 am ET/6:00-7:30 pm KSA.
This workshop was apart of the new WIn (Women Innovators) Fellowship, led by the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative in cooperation with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business with support from US Embassy Riyadh, PepsiCo, and UPS. The American Chamber of Commerce Saudi Arabia’s Women in Business Committee is the program’s in-person event partner. The yearlong program from March 2022 – March 2023 enables thirty-three Saudi women entrepreneurs to enhance their networks, gain practical knowledge, and develop US-Saudi people to people and business ties that will help them scale their business locally, regionally, and globally.
Founding Director, Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative
McDonough School of Business
Co Founder and Managing Director
The Local Agency Saudi Arabia
Helen Al Uzaizi
BizWorld UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt
Regional Vice President, Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan
International Finance Corporation
Chief Financial Officer for MENA
Co-Chair of Women in Business Committee
American Chamber of Commerce Saudi Arabia
Event Recap Dec 12, 2022
Societal norms in Saudi Arabia clearing the way for more women to start and lead businesses
By Nour Alhajjeh
On December 5, 2022 the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative held a panel event on the impact of societal norms and structures on women’s economic empowerment in Saudi Arabia.
Event Recap Oct 3, 2022
New laws in Saudi Arabia support women in business, and society is catching up quickly
By Amira Attia
On September 28, the Atlantic Council’s empowerME initiative held a discussion on regulations and laws that impact women in business in Saudi Arabia.
Event Recap Nov 8, 2021
Top women execs on leading “deliberate” organizational change, fostering diversity and inclusion, and coping with challenges
By Stefanie Hausheer Ali
On November 2, the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative held a workshop on “Women in senior management: Masterclass in leadership.”
Jan 6, 2022
The WIn Fellowship, a partnership between the Atlantic Council and Georgetown University, offers a year-long, fully sponsored program for women in the Middle East and North Africa, featuring a custom executive education course from Georgetown University, mentorship, networking with top US and MENA leaders, and workshops aimed at enhancing women’s economic participation.