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 will hold a hybrid workshop on Tuesday, September 14th from 9:00-10:30 am ET/4:00-5:30 pm KSA. 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.

Keynote speaker

Mona Ataya
Co-Founder & CEO

Interviewed by

Madiha Sattar
Head of Strategy & Strategic Partnerships
Careem Pay


Amjad Ahmad
Director, empowerME, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council

Alifia Doriwala
Managing Director

Emon Shakoor
Founder & CEO
Blossom Accelerator

Moderated by

Algene Sajery
Vice President, Office of External Affairs; Head, Global Gender Equity Initiatives
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

WIn Fellowship for Saudi Women Entrepreneurs

A unique collaboration between the Atlantic Council and Georgetown University to support Saudi women entrepreneurs to build leadership and executive capacity to scale their startups to new heights.

IGNITING Women’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Saudi Arabia

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.