The Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative held a workshop on regulations and legal structures that impact women in business in Saudi Arabia and the wider MENA region on Wednesday, September 28th from 11:00 am-12:30 pm ET/6:00-7:30 pm KSA.
This workshop is part 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.
Director, empowerME, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Women Entrepreneurship Department Director
GCC Regional Manager
Albright Stonebridge Group
Yara A. AlZouman
Saudi Arabia General Counsel
Associate Vice President
The Cohen Group
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The WIn (Women Innovators) Fellowship supports Saudi women entrepreneurs to build leadership and executive capacity to scale their startups to new heights. The unique collaboration between the Atlantic Council and Georgetown University delivers mentoring and networking opportunities with leading US and MENA experts and business executives, a tailored executive education program by Georgetown University, and workshops with leading experts. The program will include a fully sponsored trip to the United States for the top participants for leadership training at Georgetown and meetings with US business and government 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.