Bringing together women in tech, entrepreneurship, and social change across the Middle East to learn, share, and connect.Schedule
Being an entrepreneur is not easy, not in the US; Sweden; nor in the UK. It can be especially hard for women or for others who traditionally are not viewed as being at the center of business life in a country. It can even be harder for young people in Gaza where communities have been marginalized and denied access to opportunities.
We often run into old attitudes that say: some people, because of what they look like or where they come from, don't have what it takes to lead or create a business. Sometimes it’s subtle - the pitch may not be received with as much enthusiasm as someone else pitching the same idea.
How to embrace circumstances as challenges to circumvent.
Storytelling for Social Change by Majd Masharawi
Interactive Workshop on Emotional Intelligence in the workplace
The power of a small team is in their ability not only to be agile and complement each other's skills, but their willingness to be vulnerable, empathetic and supportive. In this workshop we'll learn how to break barriers and increase our collective emotional intelligence.
Join us here for 2 days of developing your story as a founder and improve your pitch to investors, media, and partners.
How we discover our potential best during times of crisis.
Reception and Registration
We'll start with a few virtual icebreakers
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?
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?
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.
Understanding impact investment, philanthropy, and how to mobilize crowdfunding.
Workshop: Virtual Community
This session will help you start an online community of supporters through focus groups,
Workshop: Practice Pitching with Mary Nazzal
Refining your startup pitch. How to send inquiry letters to foundations, international donors, and impact investors.
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?
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.
Palestinian American politician and lawyer serving as the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district since 2019.
In celebration of the female entrepreneurs around the Middle East, we started this summit. Join hands-on sessions to connect, share ideas, and explore new perspectives that can spark change.
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We are blessed to be supported by a plethora of partners who believe in female empowerment