TiE Dubai chapter launches 5th annual TiE Women MENA Program 2024

By: GWL Team | Wednesday, 15 May 2024

The Indus Entrepreneurs’ Dubai chapter has launched the fifth annual TiE Women MENA Program 2024. This program is an empowering initiative which has been designed to assist while elevating MENA region’s women entrepreneurs. The application phase is open till June 1, 2024.

This year the program has expanded its reach and included 5 categories i.e., UAE, Emirati, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the rest of the Middle East while marking its commitment towards fostering gender parity in entrepreneurship in cooperation with government efforts. Top innovative ideas from the selected categories will be selected after going through several screening rounds by an unbiased jury along with members of TiE Dubai Charter.

President at TiE Dubai, Rohit Dev stated, “Through time, entrepreneurs have been the biggest changemakers and have contributed tirelessly to the world economy, progress, and human sustenance. Despite this, women-led businesses in the region make up less than 5% of all businesses and 2023 saw a significant drop in fund-raising for these companies. For over 21 years, TiE has promoted entrepreneurship in the UAE, and since 2020, its TiE Women MENA initiative has been empowering female entrepreneurs. Supporting regional governments’ mission to increase female business owners, we aim to equip women founders with the tools, knowledge, and networks necessary to thrive in today’s competitive business environment.”