27 July

Shima Barakat

Entrepreneur and Academic  FOLLOW SHIMA Dr. Shima Barakat, MBA is an entrepreneur, director and academic obsessed with making the world a better place. Her work over the last 20years has focused on how entrepreneurial mindsets and activities can solve big global challenges. She has held several positions at the University of Cambridge since 2007 including […]

6 July

Rama Chakaki

Social Entrepreneur FOLLOW RAMA Rama Chakaki has 22 years of experience in management, strategic planning and communications. Her passion is to promote a collaborative approach, invest in social enterprises, use technology for social development and nurture a generation of social entrepreneurs among youth and women in the Arab world. In 2007 Rama setup Baraka Ventures investing […]

8 April

Hind Hobeika

Engineer and Entrepreneur FOLLOW HIND Hind is the founder and CEO of Instabeat –previously Butterfleye, an award winning start-up developing a heads-up display for swimmers to monitor their workouts while they are training. She had the idea while training with the American University of Beirut’s swimming varsity team, where she graduated in Mechanical Engineering. Instabeat […]

8 April

Elmira Bayrasli

Expert on Foreign Policy and Global Entrepreneurship FOLLOW ELMIRA Elmira is visiting fellow at the New America Foundation and a lecturer at New York University on Foreign Policy and Global Entrepreneurship. She is the founder of the World Policy Institute’s Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Project, which builds on the belief that entrepreneurs are a product of his or her […]

22 December

May Abdel Asim

Egyptian Entrepreneur in Publishing and Media FOLLOW MAY May is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the publishing and media fields in Egypt. She is the founder and managing editor of What Women Want…Magazine and the Managing Director of Media & More, a boutique advertising and digital media agency. Following a career in marketing, May […]