ABOUT WOMENPRENUER INITIATIVE

After working with women in more than 20 countries, Sana Afouaiz found herself asking: How does one fight for women’s rights in a sustainable way? Ms. Afouaiz researched several models, and then founded the Womenpreneur, a not-for-profit organization that offers programs on women empowerment, entrepreneurship and business development.

Ensuring women access to business opportunities is critical to economic prosperity and sustainable development of communities. Several researches indicate that lack of role models, low self-confidence, lack of technical expertise, and limited access to appropriate networking and funding continue to be the main challenges facing women entrepreneurs.

Womenpreneurwas established to support women entrepreneurs grow scalable businesses, accompany them through the process of delivering their initiatives and to address the key challenges impacting on the growth of female led business initiatives.

Our core strategy focuses on a number of areas which include:

  • Capacity Building
  • Access to Networks
  • Access to Finance
  • Social Impact

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Sana Afouaiz

Founder/CEO

After extensive four years working and covering stories of women in different countries over the global, Sana Afouaiz stMore Info

Neeshad V. Shafi

Communication & Partnership Coordinator

Neeshad holds a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and resides in Doha, Qatar. He has been an educator, speakeMore Info

Samia El Qyami

Treasurer

Samia has assisted several initiatives in the fields of financial management and entrepreneurship. She is joining WomenpMore Info

GLOBAL ADVISORS

Houssam Nasrawin

Houssam is the CEO of Gulf Development Company (“GDC Partners”), he has founded the business organization ArMore Info

Abeer Abu Ghaith

Abeer is a technology entrepreneur from Palestine. She has been branded Palestine’s first female high-tech entrepreneur.More Info

Ted Khoury

Theodore A. Khoury is an Associate Professor of Management and Strategy at Portland State University and teaches the senMore Info

ASSOCIATE EXPERTS

Andrea Balboni

She believes that the companies and organizations that she works with can transform the world to make it a stronger, heaMore Info

Touria Benlafqih

She was the Program Director of Enactus Morocco, an international non-profit organization in the field of social entreprMore Info

Nicoletta Voltarelli

She is an Italian woman and entrepreneur living and working in Brussels. After her first degree at University of FlorencMore Info

Shahad Alzaki

She is passionate woman who strives to make a difference in this world by impacting others and adding a value to their lMore Info

Maya Doneva

She is a social entrepreneur, she founded Tea House, whiche  is a social entrepreneurship project established in Varna,More Info

Luisa Bunescu

Luisa Bunescu is currently working as Policy and Project Officer at the European University Association (EUA), in BrusseMore Info

Ali Golds

As an entrepreneur of many years standing, Ali Golds knows what it takes to start your own business. She’s started and bMore Info

Juan Elias Chebly

Juan Elias Chebly serves at the United Nations Environment Programme as Lead Adviser on Partnerships and Outreach to theMore Info

Salma Alheraiqi

Salma’s expertise is in entrepreneurship from an investment and business development standpoint. She works as a FiMore Info

Omnia Eteyari

Omnia is the Co-founder and CEO of Mazadah, an award-winning IT service company. After earning her Bcs. degree in ArchitMore Info

Aliya Janjua

Aliya has 16 years of leadership experience working in a global financial technolgy company.  Aliya is the Director forMore Info

Jacen Greene

Jacen Greene is the director of Portland State University’s Impact Entrepreneurs initiative, a set of programs thaMore Info

Identifying, promoting and providing support to potential women entrepreneurs to scale up their social business initiatives.
  • Build women entrepreneurs’ capacities;
  • Provide them with a space to find new business and partnership opportunities;
  • Increase policy makers’ awareness of female entrepreneurship and raise awareness of related barriers hindering women entrepreneurs’ participation in economy.