Links and Resources

Synergistic Organizations & Smart Resources – General


Enterprising Women exhibit

Enterprising Women Home page



An E-portal career gateway for females across the GCC region


MENA Businesswomen’s Network

The goal of this partnership is to build a network of businesswomen in MENA in order to increase the number of women in business and the value of their businesses, to advance the role of women in society, and to promote a regional culture of women’s entrepreneurship.
MENA Businesswomen’s Network Home page



Centered Leadership: How Talented Women Thrive


Wisdom in Action

Inspiring women worldwide. Developing, empowering and connecting leaders with feminine, authentic and global vision (that inspires and guides communities, corporations, supranational institutions and entrepreneurship worldwide). Learn more about the Women’s International Networking conference


Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is dedicated to advancing the success of certified women’s business enterprises, government agencies and corporate members in partnership with its affiliated women’s business organizations.
Learn more about the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council


Women & Travel

The World At Her Feet: Middle East travel group for women only

Global Adventures

Adventure Club based in UAE with global trips


Young Women Leaders Guide to Small Business and Employment

An informative guide to business and employment in Saudi published by the Lebanese American University

An article further explaining the guide and the program behind it: Gulf Women Empowered by LAU Young Women Leaders Program


Synergistic Organizations & Smart Resources – Qatar


Qatar Women in Business Organizations

Qatari professional womens network

WEGG: Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global


Synergistic Organizations & Smart Resources – Saudi Arabia


American Bedu

A blog written by a woman and former American diplomat living in Saudi Arabia addressing current issues in Saudi Arabia and beyond. Read more about American Bedu


Businesswomen in Saudi Arabia: Characteristics, Challenges, and Aspirations in a Regional Context

A report published as a joint publication by the Monitor Group and Al-Sayedah Khadijah Bint Khuwailid Businesswomen Center at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Saudi Women and Empowerment

General notices about events & conferences

Report in English: PDF
Report in Arabic: PDF


Saudi Professional Women’s Network

Cell-A Network


Synergistic Organizations & Smart Resources – UAE


Dubai Establishment for Women Development (DEWD)


Emirates Woman of the Year Award

The Emirates Woman of the Year Award seeks to encourage the country’s women to play a part in its corporate affairs and to recognize and appreciate the women who have been successful in their careers and businesses. Please visit them here


The Entrepreneur Search and TV Show in UAE

The Entrepreneur Search and TV Show seeks to find aspiring entrepreneurs and make their dream ventures come true. The Entrepreneur Search is a new reality TV show welcomes a new genre of entrepreneurs in the UAE with impactful ideas and exceptional drive. For more information, visit the website here


The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Student Career Planning System

The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Student Career Planning System provides education and career planning resources. For example, students are trained to conduct two online assessments and several exercises to assess and discover their personal interests, personality, and values. For more information please visit them here


Gulf Entrepreneurs – Sites We Like


Yatooq Arabic Coffee – made fast and delicious.

Visit Yatooq Arabic Coffee Here




Domains of Influence: Arab Women Business Leaders in a New Economy by Jacqueline Hassink
See an interview with the author on YouTube


Beyond Tribalism: Managing identities in a Diverse World by Celia de Anca


Modern Arab Women by Judith Hornok


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