The Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative held a hybrid panel discussion with its WIn Fellowship Roadshow participants on Thursday, March 2, from 3:00 pm-4:30 pm ET/11:00 pm-12:30 am KSA.

The WIn Fellowship Roadshow participants, chosen from a highly competitive cohort of more than thirty applicants, discussed their weeklong trip to the United States and what they have learned during their time there.

This event 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 to March 2023, enables thirty-three Saudi women entrepreneurs to enhance their networks, increase their practical knowledge, and develop US-Saudi people-to-people and business ties that will help them scale their business locally, regionally, and globally.


Meyce Alauddin
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
The Giveaway Co.

Rawan Al-Kharboosh
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Renad Al-Jefri
Chief Executive Officer
Ad Astra

Sumayah Alzamil
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
IntelCodes and Nugttah

Sara Binladen
Chief Technology Office
Quantum Arabia for Marketing

Moderated by

Nadereh Chamlou
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council

empowerME at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East is shaping solutions to empower entrepreneurs, women, and the private sector and building influential coalitions to drive regional economic integration, prosperity, and job creation.