The Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative in partnership with the US 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, November 2nd 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 welcome remarks

Martina Strong
Chargé d’Affaires
US Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Keynote speaker

Renée McGowan
President, Asia Middle East & Africa


Olivia Bellingham
Senior Vice President for Strategy (Middle East)

Teresa Carlson
President and Chief Growth Officer

Kholoud Mousa
Partner and Head of Inclusion & Diversity
KPMG Saudi Arabia

Moderated by

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

Jaime Stansbury
Executive Director
American Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia

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.