Impact driven female founders from the Middle East and North Africa connect, exchange and learn online

She Entrepreneurs is the Swedish Institute’s leadership programme for impact driven female founders from the Middle East and North Africa. The programme now kicks off its tenth annual round with 29 participating entrepreneurs from Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia.  
A woman connected to a online meeting.

The common ground for these female founders is that they are building businesses for sustainable development in fields such as tech, education, farming, food and health.  

Hayfa Khalfaoui, entrepreneur from Tunisia is one of the participants in this yearprogramme. Her startup is developing innovative IT solutions to support local farmers. She is now looking for new partnerships to expand in the region.  

-I’m thrilled to be part of this year’s She Entrepreneur programme. It’s a great opportunity for me to learn and grow as an entrepreneur. Also, it’s the best way to meet successful women from different countries to share experiences and enlarge my professional network. 

The training is set up with a highly practical approach and will allow participants to apply learnings and insights directly to their businesses. It is designed to support them to grow their turnover and operationsbuild a resilient leadership and team and to increase their social and/or environmental contribution. This is the second year that She Entrepreneurs is offered in a digital format. For six months participants will connect, learn and collaborate through regular workshops and coaching sessions online 

Haneen Saleh from Palestine is another of this year’s participants. She is the founder of Al Yasmineh that offers corporate cleaning and disinfection services and has a special focus on safeguarding female workers’ rights.  

-I am looking forward to learning from the diversity of experiences that my outstanding fellow female course mates have. I am also looking forward to implement what I learn from this programme on my business.  

Find out more about She Entreprenuers here.

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