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The Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative in partnership with the U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia, the American Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia’s Women in Business Committee, and Quantum Leaps held a hybrid workshop on Wednesday, June 23rd. This workshop is part of a new program aimed at igniting women’s entrepreneurship and innovation in Saudi Arabia by bringing US entrepreneurs, experts, and business leaders together with Saudi counterparts to build relationships, share knowledge, and develop partnership opportunities.
H.R.H. Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud
Embassy of Saudi Arabia to the United States
Ms. Martina Strong
US Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ms. Lateefa Alwaalan
Endeavor Saudi Arabia
Ms. Amal Dokhan
500 Startups MENA
Ms. Courtney Geduldig
Chief Public & Government Affairs Officer
Ms. Esther Ndichu
Vice President for Community Relations and The UPS Foundation
Mr. Amjad Ahmad
Director, empowerME, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
9:00 – 9:05 am ET/4:00 – 4:05 pm KSA
9:05 – 9:25 am ET/4:05 – 4:25 pm KSA
9:25 – 9:45 am ET/4:25 – 4:45 pm KSA
Breakout Room Discussions
9:45 – 10:15 am ET/4:45 – 5:15 pm KSA
Summary Points and Closing Remarks
10:15 – 10:30 am ET/5:15 – 5:30 pm KSA
*The keynote and panel discussion portions of the event was on-the-record and recorded. The breakout rooms and discussion at the end of the event were private and off-the-record.
A joint project of the Atlantic Council’s empowerME initiative, the US Mission to Saudi Arabia, the American Chamber of Commerce Saudi Arabia, and Quantum Leaps for US and Saudi entrepreneurs and business leaders
empowerME at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East is shaping solutions to empower entrepreneurs, women, and youth and building coalitions of public and private partnerships to drive regional economic integration, prosperity, and job creation.
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