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Mon, Apr 5, 2021

US Mission to Saudi Arabia announces new women’s entrepreneurship program in partnership with Atlantic Council, AmCham Saudi Arabia, and Quantum Leaps

On March 31, the Atlantic Council’s empowerME initiative hosted an event in partnership with the US Mission to Saudi Arabia, AmCham Saudi Arabia's Women in Business Committee, and Quantum Leaps to mark the launch of their new joint program: IGNITING Women's Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Saudi Arabia.

MENASource by Allison Holle

Civil Society Education

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Family businesses in the Gulf must not be left behind

Research suggests that family-owned businesses contribute about 60 percent of the gross domestic product in the GCC countries and employ more than 80 percent of its labor force.

MENASource by Amjad Ahmad and Farida F. El Agamy

Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

‘It’s not a zero-sum game’: MENA officials agree that regional integration is key to growth

Atlantic Council’s empowerME initiative and the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies co-hosted an event that discussed strategies for building regional cooperation to create a more attractive investment landscape and productive entrepreneurial ecosystem. These are some key takeaways.

MENASource by Heba Malik

Economy & Business Middle East

Tue, Mar 16, 2021

Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs adds five fellows to deepen expertise on US foreign policy in region

New fellows will contribute to the Atlantic Council’s leading work on security, financial and energy markets, and US foreign policy in the Middle East

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business English

Mon, Mar 15, 2021

Here’s how Amman can boost women’s workforce participation

Jordan must climb out of an economic pit exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. One key to promoting long-term economic growth is achieving greater female labor force participation.

MENASource by Stefanie H. Ali

Economy & Business Education

Mon, Mar 8, 2021

Celebrating MENA women entrepreneurs and business leaders

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Atlantic Council’s empowerME asked Middle East business leaders and government officials to share a "shout out" about a woman entrepreneur or business leader who inspires them

MENASource by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Middle East

Tue, Mar 2, 2021

Must see (Saudi) TV

On episode 6 of empowerME Conversations podcast, host and Atlantic Council empowerME Director Amjad Ahmad speaks with Telfaz 11 and C3 Films CEO Alaa Fadan about his trailblazing efforts to produce TV and media content with Saudi talent, the recent Netflix deal, and the culture change that is boosting entrepreneurship and women’s economic empowerment in Saudi Arabia.

empowerME Conversations by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Middle East

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Senior State Department official says US is committed to supporting entrepreneurship in the Middle East

The Joe Biden Administration is committed to supporting entrepreneurship in the Middle East and deepening economic cooperation between the United States and the region

MENASource by Allison Holle

Economy & Business Middle East

Wed, Feb 17, 2021

What it takes for MENA to be the next leading venture capital opportunity

Investing in venture capital in the Middle East is not merely an opportunity to gain financial dividends, but also to impact the lives of hundreds of millions of people by adding value and creating local wealth that can then address manifold social challenges. This will allow talent to rise and strengthen the ecosystem further.

MENASource by Amjad Ahmad, Christopher Schroeder, and Allison Holle

Economy & Business Middle East

Tue, Feb 9, 2021

Transforming homz

In episode 5 of empowerME Conversations podcast, host Amjad Ahmad interviews Homzmart Co-Founder and CEO Mahmoud Ibrahim about his multiple entrepreneurial ventures, the growth in e-commerce in the Middle East, proactive changes governments are making to laws and regulations (and changes that are still needed), the importance of developing talent through mentoring, women’s economic inclusion in his businesses, and the need for the region to go beyond digitization and create change through innovation.

empowerME Conversations by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Middle East