Why Become An Angel Investor in the Middle East?

While the term angel investor may be somewhat new, the concept of supporting growth by investing in a start-up is intrinsic to the way business is done in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). There are a lot of reasons to become an angel investor, whether you are looking to fund the next big […]

Announcing our Partnership with Mompreneurs

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Mompreneurs today! We are very much looking forward to future collaboration with an organisation that is busy promoting female entrepreneurship in the Middle East. Mompreneurs is a B2B platform that caters to female entrepreneurs in the Middle East to promote and grow their business. The website provides […]

WOMENA’s Second Pitch Meeting

On January 24th, WOMENA members met for our second Pitch Meeting at the beautiful Art Sawa Gallery in Al Quoz, Dubai. Members from across the Emirates came to see two excellent companies – Apptuto and AlemHealth – present. The afternoon kicked off with an introduction to angel investing and important investment concepts. Education is critical to […]

How Angel Groups Work

Angel investing can be a risky and complicated process, but  for many people the potential rewards angel investing offers outweigh the risks. As angel investing becomes an increasingly larger part of early-stage funding for startups, a growing trend shows that many angel investors choose to join a member-only angel network or group. In these groups, […]

Women in Leadership Around the World

We recently came across this excellent graphic from SME Advisor about female leadership . It gives you a great sense of some of the strides women have made in business but also some of the hurdles. We hope WOMENA is part of the movement to give men and women an equal footing in the business world by […]

Hia Magazine Interview with Elissa Freiha

Hia Magazine interviewed WOMENA Co-Founder Elissa Freiha. The text below is translated from the original Arabic article. The young businesswoman, Elissa Bassam Freiha, believes that the 100-mile voyage starts with a step. She has launched WOMENA, an angel investment group and women’s empowerment network with her American partner, Chantalle. Elissa grew up in Paris, studying […]