ABOUT WOMENPRENEUR INITIATIVE

Since its establishment in 2016, Womenpreneur has reached thousands of women and convened over 20 global events across different countries, to drive visibility, social impact, and resources for women in the ecosystem and beyond.

Womenpreneur is a not for profit organization, was created initially to support women in the MENA region, now it expanded to reach more than 500 women in different countries every year helping them to grow scalable businesses, accompany them through the process of delivering their initiatives and addressing the key challenges impacting on the growth of female led business initiatives.

Womenpreneur offers programs on women empowerment, entrepreneurship and business development and provide various platforms to revisit and reconstruct better foundational beliefs and ideas on gender issues.

Womenpreneur has been nominated change making initiative by the World Bank, organised initiatives and events for more than 3000 participants in the last 2 years, and has representatives in 10 countries.

Womenpreneur advises United nations and European Union, corporate and other international institutions on women’s empowerment, inclusion, diversity and gender policy.  Womenpreneur has been named among SE100 most inspiring Social Innovations and Social Entrepreneurship initiatives by Social Enablers.  Womenpreneur was heavily involved in SDGs discussions, helped to draft resolutions and recommendations designed to promote women empowerment.

Womenpreneur’s representatives and members spoke in more than 40 countries at universities, panel discussions and international events. Womenpreneur appeared on various channels and media; at the Huffingtonpost, Devex, PeopleTV, El Pais, NATO Association, Le Matin, Orange Magazine…

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Teresa De Vivo

Project Manager

Teresa holds a Master Degree in Law from the University of Naples Federico II as well as one in International Public AffMore Info

Samia El Qyami

Treasurer

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

Sana Afouaiz

Founder/CEO

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

GLOBAL ADVISORS

Ted Khoury

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

Abeer Abu Ghaith

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

ASSOCIATE EXPERTS

Jacen Greene

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

Aliya Janjua

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

Salma Alheraiqi

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

Juan Elias Chebly

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

Luisa Bunescu

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

Maya Doneva

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

Nicoletta Voltarelli

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

Touria Benlafqih

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

Andrea Balboni

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

Create a shift within societies by offering revolutionary discussions and impactful solutions that will accelerate the development of women and communities.
  • Create a fuelling space to showcase and connect the female talent from the ecosystem;
  • Build an inspiring platform to support the advancement of women and create a lasting change.
  • Increase awareness about status quo and reconstruct better foundational beliefs and ideas on gender issues.