Cultural shifts

Women entrepreneurs stirring up the start-up sector in the Middle East

Daniel Etter/The New York Times

The Harvard Kennedy School recently collaborated with the Goldman Sachs Foundation and the Department of State to support female entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa. With the overarching premise being equal economic opportunity, an intensive leadership training program was built along with subsequent networking and mentorship opportunities in D.C. and N.Y. Stories of success were shared, along with meaningful discussions on entrepreneurial challenges in developing countries and negotiation barriers due to cultural biases. Case studies and precedents were highlighted, so as to pave a way for aspiring women entrepreneurs in the startup ecosystem of the Middle East.

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