AIWF and EWA will join forces to support and promote female founders in the MENA and in Europe, driving up economic inclusion and female labour force participation in both regions.
20 July 2022 – The London-based Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF) and Brussels-based European Women Association (EWA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to encourage female founders in the MENA and in Europe to interact and exchange valuable business, trade, and training opportunities.
At the virtual signing ceremony on 14 July 2022, AIWF and EWA shared plans to foster a dynamic, collaborative forum for female founders, where barriers to female engagement in entrepreneurship can be frankly examined and strategically addressed, and where exciting new opportunities in trade, investment and innovation can be realised.
This strategic partnership will see the AIWF and EWA collaborate on a programme of in-person and virtual events, providing valuable strategic engagement opportunities for female founders and young women aspiring to leadership in business, entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation, in both Europe and the MENA region.
Mona Al Moayyed, Chair of the AIWF Executive Committee, said: “AIWF’s partnership with EWA drives forward our vital advocacy for women’s leadership in the economy in the Arab world. By partnering with EWA, AIWF is giving Arab female founders greater access to the global business community, and the support they need to internationalise, scale, and leverage exciting new opportunities for growth in both markets.”
Yulia Stark, Founder & President of the European Women Association, said: “It is our honour to join forces with AIWF, as we believe diversity is the key to sustainable growth. Together, as a collaborative forum for female founders, we will focus on the economic empowerment of women where barriers to female engagement in entrepreneurship can be frankly examined and strategically addressed, and where exciting new opportunities in trade, investment and innovation can be realised.”
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