The Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative‘s workshop on the impact of societal norms and structures that impact women’s economic empowerment in Saudi Arabia and the wider MENA region was held on Monday, December 5th from 10:00 am-11:30 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.

Opening remarks

Jamila El-Dajani
Co-Chair of Women in Business Committee
American Chamber of Commerce Saudi Arabia

Featuring

Bara’a Al Khateeb
Head of Talent Acquisition
Foodics

Hanaa Almoaibed
Research Fellow
King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies

Mae Saleh Almozaini
Founder & CEO
The Arab Institute for Women’s Economic Empowerment – Nusf

Zina Janabi
Middle East Inclusion & Diversity Director
PwC

Moderated by

Jamila El-Dajani
Co-Chair of Women in Business Committee
American Chamber of Commerce Saudi Arabia

empowerME

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.