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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in the MENA Region: New Solutions to Overcoming Barriers

This plenary panel showcases institutions and programs in MENA that have developed innovative solutions to help women entrepreneurs overcome financing, market and policy barriers to grow their business.


  • H.E. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt
  • Nadia Al Saeed, CEO, Bank al Etihad, Jordan
  • Heike Harmgart, Managing Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Laura Lane, President, Global Public Affairs, UPS, USA
  • Michael Okoroafor, VP, Global Sustainability and Packaging Innovation, McCormick, USA

Moderator: Lubna Bouza, Editor-In-Chief, Business, Sky News Arabia