womena® is a multi-dimensional media company that accelerates equality through creative content and entrepreneurial experiences.

We produce creative content focused on female founders, creatives and changemakers. Our flagship accelerator program, womentum, is an experience-based early-stage accelerator for female-led tech startups in the Middle East, and aims to increase the pipeline of women entrepreneurs in the regional ecosystem. The accelerator is documented through our media platform and produced into a docu-series called Womentum. Our womena Bossladies network has the largest number of female entrepreneurs and investors in the Middle East. All of these elements come together to make womena the leading ecosystem enabler for diversity and inclusion in MENA.

Founded in 2014, womena® has built an award-winning angel investment group that facilitated over 3 million AED in funding into 10 companies. The goal of womena® is more women in business, more women investors, and a more inclusive, diverse, and consequently booming ecosystem.

Our team

Elissa Freiha

Founder

Christina Andreassen

Managing Director, Womentum Accelerator

Amira Salah-Ahmed

Strategy and Media Development

Dulce Lada

Marketing Manager and Tech Lead

Farida Fawzy

Video Producer

Mary Stuart Wannamaker

Community Manager

Hadeel Jazzar

HR Manager and Team Catalyst

Sameera Kassam

Head of Partnerships and Sales

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Testimonials

Advisors

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.