Accelerator for Women in Tech in UAE Launched

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Standard Chartered Bank has recently launched "Womentum," a Women in Tech global programme that focuses on promoting economic and social development of women entrepreneurs in the UAE through innovation or technology.

"Womentum" aims to target female-led entrepreneurial teams and provide them with training, mentorship, and seed funding.

Women in Tech global programme works in partnership with womena.

Elissa Freiha, Founder of womena, said that womena's mission is to promote gender diversity and inclusion. The theme promotes that the next wave of innovation will come from emerging women entrepreneurs.

The launch event took place at the Youth hub at Emirates towers and was attended by the start-up community, womena leaders, executives from Standard Chartered including Alex Manson, Global Head of Ventures, Julie Wallace, Global Head of Sustainability, Olga Arara-Kimani, Regional Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing in Africa and the Middle East along with Rola Abu Manneh, CEO for the Bank in UAE.

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