womena® is a media company that creates the region’s most inspiring and compelling female-focused content to accelerate equality and diversity, bringing the stories of female innovators, creatives and changemakers to a global audience. Through our flagship accelerator program Womentum, we empower female-led startups and increase the pipeline of women entrepreneurs in the regional ecosystem. Through the womena®Bossladies Network, we build, connect and inspire a growing network of purpose-driven entrepreneurs, investors, wellness leaders and creatives both through an exclusive social network and via regional events. All of these elements come together to make womena® a holistic platform for female leadership in innovation.

Our team

Elissa Freiha


Christina Andreassen

Managing Director, Womentum Accelerator

Amira Salah-Ahmed

Chief Media Officer

Farida Fawzy

Director of Womentum Series (S2)

Mary Stuart Wannamaker

Community Manager

Hadeel Jazzar

HR Manager and Team Catalyst

Zeinab El Tawil

Producer & Editor

Iman Zaghw

Event Coordinator

Rythma Ekanayake

Writer and Story Producer

Sameera Kassam

Head of Partnerships and Sales

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We have been instrumental to our growth, allowing us to access capital in a region where angel investment is far from established and difficult to source. The investment helped us go from an MVP to a polished, scalable product that we could take global.

Summer Nasief

Summer Nasief is a sought-after and award-winning healthcare technology innovator, moderator, and keynote speaker. She is currently the Healthcare Innovations Director for Honeywell Middle East, a Fortune 100 company, where she drives the company’s smart infrastructure technology, now the backbone of the connected hospital ecosystem and driven by next-generation automation and integration.

Elham Al Qasim

Elham Al Qasim is a Director of Mubadala Investment Company, focusing on Mubadala’s Technology and Industry portfolio. Her responsibilities include building investment/entry strategy, business development, value creation, and post acquisition asset management.