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Mon, Jul 19, 2021

Women in Venture Capital: “We don’t need to fix women—we need to fix the system,” says Middle East investment executive

On July 14, 2021 the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative held a workshop featuring a keynote fireside chat with Lazard Gulf Limited CEO Farah Foustok. Read the key takeaways.

MENASource by Stefanie H. Ali

Economy & Business Middle East

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Saudi Gazette covered empowerME’s Igniting Women’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Saudi Arabia workshop

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Princess Reema tells Saudi women entrepreneurs to dream big

On June 23, 2021 the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative held a workshop featuring a keynote fireside chat with Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Her Royal Highness Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud, which was moderated by US Embassy Riyadh Chargé D’Affaires Martina Strong, and a panel discussion with Endeavor Saudi Arabia Managing Director Lateefa Alwaalan, 500 Startups MENA Partner Amal Dokhan, S&P Global Chief Public & Government Affairs Officer Courtney Geduldig, and UPS Vice President for Community Relations Esther Ndichu, which was moderated by empowerME Director and Resident Senior Fellow Amjad Ahmad.

MENASource by Stefanie H. Ali

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

Mon, May 10, 2021

Want resiliency in MENA? Invest in women-led startups

As MENA assesses how to rebuild better after the pandemic, women-led startups could be part of the solution.

MENASource by Nadereh Chamlou

Economy & Business Middle East

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