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Females first: Study shows women are more successful than men at raising money through crowdfunding

Female-led crowdfunding campaigns are more likely to reach their funding targets than male-led ones, a new study published last week by consultancy firm PwC has discovered. An analysis of over 450,000 crowdfunding campaigns by nine of the world’s largest crowdfunding platforms showed that female-led campaigns were 32 percent more successful at reaching their funding target than male-led campaigns. “Even in …

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Female Assertiveness Highlighted as an Integral Factor in Women’s Empowerment

Panel discussion explores issue at the ‘Investing in the Future’ conference. The importance of female assertiveness in women’s empowerment was a key theme arising from a panel discussion that took place at the ‘Investing in the Future’ (IIFMENA) conference, which concluded today (Thursday) at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre in Sharjah. Titled ‘Strategic Partnerships for Economic Development,’ the …

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Women: Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and African Women Leaders in STEM Convene in the United States for TechWomen 2016

Nearly 90 women from 19 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia will arrive in the United States next week for the U.S. Department of State’s TechWomen exchange program. These women leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields will collaborate with their American counterparts on specific projects at leading science and technology companies in the …

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KOOOT.com, an online shopping platform with a global stretch and a social edge, enables women in the Middle East

The recently launched online shopping platform KOOOT.com is the first online shopping website in the region with the primary aim of enabling Arab women to develop themselves professionally and become financially self-reliant. The website provides talented women entrepreneurs with a platform to market and distribute their products. At the same time, it offers shoppers access to global brands that have …

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Qatari Clinical Leader Highlights New Clinics and Services Driving Quality Improvements at Women’s Hospital

The introduction of new clinics and services at Women’s Hospital has driven improvements in the delivery of high quality patient care to the women in Qatar, according to Dr. Huda Abdullah Saleh, Senior Consultant Gynecologist and Executive Director of Quality and Safety at Women’s Hospital. According to Dr. Saleh, recent improvements include the introduction of clinics in the Outpatient Department …

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LinkedIn, Facebook, Dell and Ericsson launch Connecting Women in Technology (CWIT) chapter in Middle East

LinkedIn, Dell , Facebook and Ericsson held the first ever MENA Connecting Women in Technology (CWIT) event in Dubai earlier this week. CWIT, a collaborative initiative which started with 15 technology companies in Ireland, was created to attract and retain women in the technology industry. The MENA chapter aims to drive initiatives that encourage and support a culture of innovation …

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Sharjah Tatweer Forum organizes interactive seminar titled ‘Women and Entrepreneurship: What’s holding Women Back?’

Sharjah Tatweer Forum recently organized an interactive seminar titled ‘Women and Entrepreneurship: What’s holding women back?’ in collaboration with SAP which attracted several entities that support SME and entrepreneurship projects in Sharjah like Ruwad Establishment, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sheraa, and Sharjah Business Women Council. Women entrepreneurs and leaders from the business and investment sectors also attended the …

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AmCham MENA Council Awards for Women in Business

The international business community has become increasingly aware that a nation’s optimum level of development can only be achieved as women become empowered both economically and socially. The Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA), is quickly following suit and women empowerment is taking center stage. Middle Eastern women have redefined their roles in society and in the business community …

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Emirates NBD Group announces strategic initiatives for women in the UAE

‘Women of Tomorrow’ initiative to mentor and fund female entrepreneurs. Bank pledges continued support to Emirates NBD e7 – Daughters of the Emirates – programme championing female-led community projects as 2015 participants graduate. Emirates NBD Group, a leading financial services institution in the region, reinforced its commitment to women’s empowerment with its programmes to support female entrepreneurship and encourage social …

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Cisco’s Women of Impact 2016 Conference aims to Inspire and Empower Women in Technology

Themed ‘Be Unstoppable’ this year, the event aims to motivate women to stay committed to their goals and keep moving forward despite setbacks. Dubai, UAE – Cisco announced that it is holding the ‘Women of Impact 2016 Conference’ – a full day conference devoted to the development and advancement of women in the technology industry. Themed ‘Be Unstoppable’, the annual …

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