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WOMENA is a platform dedicated to encouraging gender diversity and inclusion in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) entrepreneurship ecosystem. Founded in 2014, WOMENA has spent years building an award-winning Angel Investment group that facilitated over 3 million AED (United Arab Emirates Dirham) in funding into 10 companies.
Through Womedia, WOMENA is telling the story of the MENA region’s changemakers. Through education and acceleration programs such as womentum, we aim to increase the pipeline of women entrepreneurs into the MENA ecosystem. Through their Bossladies community, they are building the largest network of female entrepreneurs and investors in the Middle East.
All of these elements come together to make WOMENA the leading ecosystem enabler for gender diversity in MENA. The goal of WOMENA is more women in business, more women investors, and a more inclusive, diverse, and consequently booming ecosystem.



Founder: Elissa Freiha
Co-Founder: Chantalle Dumonceaux

Last modified: 04/26/2019

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