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Bringing together women in tech, entrepreneurship, and social change across the Middle East to learn, share, and connect.


Two Days of Storytelling

Join us here for 2 days of developing your story as a founder and improve your pitch to investors, media, and partners.

September 29th

Karine Moukaddem
Research at FEMISE

How we discover our potential best during times of crisis.

7:00 am

Reception and Registration

We'll start with a few virtual icebreakers

8:00 am

Workshop: Communication

How can we sell ourselves without saying a word? How do we write persuasive cold-call emails? How do we convey our professionalism in writing while still being personable and passionate? What makes a persuasive presentation?

9:00 am

Workshop part 1: Group facilitation by Razzan Quran

Why women? Why now? What are the cultural barriers? Global barriers? What does it mean for us to want to be empowered in our own paths? But in addition, how does that lend to our cultural identity?

11:00 am


11:30 am

Keynote: The power of mobilizing by Rashida Tlaib

In a post-covid 19 world it's important we build virtual communities. This workshop will focus on how to ask for help and how to use the internet to grow.

September 30th

Donald J. Trump
CEO of America

Understanding impact investment, philanthropy,  and how to mobilize crowdfunding.

11:00 am

Workshop: Virtual Community

This session will help you start an online community of supporters through focus groups,

12:00 pm

Workshop: Practice Pitching with Mary Nazzal

Refining your startup pitch. How to send inquiry letters to foundations, international donors, and impact investors.

1:00 pm


3:00 pm

Workshop part 2: Group facilitation by Razzan Quran

What are the two narratives that are put as opposites / are they truly opposing and who benefits from this opposition? How to read in between the lines to protect ourselves from people who want to exploit us or exploit these ideas?

4:30 pm


Experienced Mentors

Amani El-Khatatbeh

Author and tech entrepreneur.  In 2016, she was included in Forbes 30 Under 30 and was named one of the 25 most influential Muslim Americans by CNN.

Rashida Tlaib

Palestinian American politician and lawyer serving as the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district since 2019.

Karine Moukadem
FEMISE ChangeMaker
A junior researcher, political analyst and FEMISE ChangeMaker, specialized in sustainable development in the South Mediterranean region. Her research focuses on inclusiveness, women empowerment and social entrepreneurship. She graduated from Sciences Po Paris in 2020 with a Masters in International Economic Policy.

“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” - Maya Angelou
Basmah Nada
The Freedom Initiative
Insert marketing and warren campaign storytelling

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Louisa De Beer
Blossom Accelerator
Insert human rights advocacy work and female founder support

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Diala Isid
Disarming Design
Insert bio about Right to Movement and disarming design storytelling through architecture and art

"We run to tell a different story"
Layla Al-Qasim
17 Ventures
Layla is passionate about sustainability and entrepreneurial endeavors

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Salma Nassar
insert bio - social impact

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Joséphine Kant
Google For Startups, Global PM
Joséphine Kant is the Global Program Manager for Google for Startups, bringing the best of Google's products, connections, and methodologies to startups around the world. With 5+ years of experience at Google, she spent the majority of her time in People Operations and Analytics. Josephine specialises in advising on company culture, hiring best practices, wellbeing, and team development. She is in the process of becoming a certified coach with the Co-Active Training Institute.

"The quality of your life is measured by the quality of your relationships."
Rand Safi
Gaza Sky Geeks
After founding Shabara ....
Nadia Abu Shabaan
Insert Naida bio

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Majd Masharawi
Insert Majd bio

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