Introducing Taa’theer, WOMENA’s Social Impact Partner



Taa’theer is an Arabic word meaning legacy. In this case, Taa’theer represents the UAE’s commitment to leave a legacy by increasing its sustainability and social impact.

As angel investors, sustainability and legacy are some of WOMENA’s core values. This is why WOMENA is proud to be partnering with Taa’theer — The Middle East Social Impact & CSR Forum on May 22nd – May 25th.

The event which has been running for the last 12 years, gathers corporates, government and NGOs across the GCC and the Middle East to network, create partnerships, learn best practices and exchange expertise. The Summit is now MENA’s must-attend meeting and grew to welcome over 250 participants in 2015.

WOMENA’s Co-founder, Elissa Freiha will be speaking at Taa’theer on the topic of Launching the Next Generation of Social Innovators and Entrepreneurs from Educational Academies, and addressing how educators and social investors can support the growing influx of ambitious fresh graduates and entrepreneurs into the workplace.

Although WOMENA is not an impact investor per say, we often invest in companies whose business models revolve around improving society. For example, our portfolio company, AlemHealth works to bring world-class healthcare to patients in developing countries. At the same time WOMENA’s educational programs empower women and increase the amount of startup capital available in MENA ecosystems, which directly increases employment and innovation in local communities.

We’re happy to see the recent shift in MENA businesses away from traditional philanthropy towards more sustainable and strategic social impact.

To join us in discussing all things sustainability and legacy-leaving, RSVP to attend Taa’theer here.

Taa'ther 2016