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Empowering Bahraini women entrepreneurs

TDT | Manama   

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

In a dedicated effort to celebrate and support Bahraini women entrepreneurs, “The Supreme Council for Women” and the Labour Fund, Tamkeen, co-hosted a captivating panel discussion at the Riyadat Center.

This event, a highlight of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, brought together accomplished women from various sectors to share their experiences, challenges, and triumphs in the entrepreneurial landscape.

The esteemed panel featured Almoayyed Contracting Group CEO Hala Almoayyed, who illuminated the unique challenges and successes of her journey in the construction sector, where women are often underrepresented.

Fablemill founder Eman Al-Sabah delved into the pivotal role of women in filmmaking and the broader creative sector. Daleel Co-founder Dania Al-Shuwaikh explored the unfolding opportunities in the rapidly evolving FinTech sector, while Early Riser founder Aida Al-Mudaifa shed light on the formidable challenges faced by startups in their pursuit of growth and expansion.

This significant gathering was a part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, an annual celebration in the Kingdom of Bahrain dedicated to fostering innovation and collaboration among startups and entrepreneurs.

The 2023 edition, spanning from November 14th to 21st, featured a plethora of events aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and innovation.



As a testament to Tamkeen’s ongoing commitment to empower Bahraini women in the field of entrepreneurship, this event provided a platform for women who have made a significant impact in their respective fields.

Riyadat Center, a renowned business incubator, played host to the symposium. Known for its comprehensive support services, consultancy, and entrepreneurial management, Riyadat Center stands as a strategic partnership between the Supreme Council for Women, Tamkeen, and Bahrain Development Bank.

Tamkeen’s unwavering dedication to empowering Bahraini women is evident in its remarkable track record. Having supported over 15,000 women-led enterprises, Tamkeen has enabled more than 7,000 women to turn their entrepreneurial visions into reality.

The Riyadat portfolio, designed to finance women-owned businesses, has benefitted 407 women with a total value of BD9.44 million. On the human capital front, more than 72,000 women have benefited from various training and employment support initiatives, further contributing to the growth and sustainability of Bahrain’s entrepreneurial landscape.