Economic Empowerment of Women through Entrepreneurship in the MENA

The primary goal of this program is to provide economic empowerment fellowship opportunities to women and minority entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, small business owners, and business development activists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The main objective of this program is to expose participants from the MENA region to entrepreneurial ecosystems and to programs and policies that promote entrepreneurship in the United States, with an emphasis on the role of women and those from under-represented groups. Participants will increase their understanding of the role played by women and minorities in private sector development, economic growth and job creation through self-employment. This program will also encourage mutual understanding and lasting partnerships among individuals and organizations in the US and MENA.


Project Website
M-ABLE Global

Barbara Peitsch, Center for Political Studies (PI)

U.S. Department of State

Project Period
10/1/2013 - 9/30/2015