Women Entrepreneurship in MENA: Understanding the Barriers, Highlighting Progress
To kick off women’s history month, Merissa Khurma spoke with Lynn Mounzer, a leading expert on women and entrepreneurship in MENA, about important milestones and persistent barriers facing the region’s women innovators. She researches how women can overcome this lack of support and get access to the tools to build businesses and become more independent, as well as the socioeconomic, cultural, and political conditions needed to foster women entrepreneurship in the region.
This podcast was funded by a grant from the United States Department of State. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.
Middle East Program
The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Read more
The MENA Workforce Development Initiative
The Middle East and North Africa Workforce Development Initiative (MENA-WDI) aims to assess both current and projected challenges facing the region in developing the workforce and the implications for peace and stability. Read more