The Atlantic Council’s WIn Fellowship hosted a workshop on “Venture Funding in the UAE: Evaluating the Gender Gap and the Role of Women-Specific Programs”. The event was held Monday, July 17th, from 11:00 am-12:00 pm ET/7:00-8:00 pm UAE Time.
The WIn Fellowship, a collaboration between the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, is generously supported by the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi. Our UAE in-country partner is Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).
Running from June 2023 to March 2024, this year-long program will equip thirty Arab women entrepreneurs in the UAE with the resources to expand their networks, gain practical knowledge, and develop people-to-people and business ties between the US and UAE. This will ultimately help them scale their businesses at local, regional, and global levels.
In addition to the program, the Atlantic Council will produce insightful publications featuring case studies and policy recommendations.
Head of Public Affairs and Outreach
The United States Embassy to the UAE
H.E. Yousef Al Otaiba
The United Arab Emirates to the United States of America
Co-Chief Investment Officer
Founder & CEO
Zahra Rabih El Zayat
Chief Commercial Officer
evision e&Life – e& group
Associate Director, WIn Fellowship, empowerME
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