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We don't compete, We collaborate

Female Founders Initiative Middle East and Africa is a women economic empowerment organisation focused on giving female business leaders access to international markets. We a transformative community that helps women and girls move from limited power, voice, and choice at home and in the economy to having the skills, resources, and opportunities needed to compete equitably in markets.

Our mission is to help women within the Middle East and Africa region to start, build, and get access to fund their startup companies.



DUBAI, UAE  |  17 - 21 MAY 2023

Female Founders Initiative Middle East and Africa and its partners are pleased to announce the SheEO Leadership Bootcamp to Training Programme to support female entrepreneurs in the region.

CHINA BUSINESS TRIP | 21 - 26 June 2023

So Why China?

China has an enviable record of producing successful businesswomen and leads the way in terms of number of female billionaires. The nation is well set up to promote their ambitions.


FFI-MEA brings together people with different competences. Within our community, you will find both motivation to conquer new heights and receive help from mentors who are more experienced in your field. Our goal is to support fellow female entrepreneurs within the Middle East and Africa Region, equip and support them to enter international markets

We proudly support our members through creating opportunities for female entrepreneurs to connect to an economic and community ecosystem, facilitate business to reach and serve the Middle Eastern and African marketplace, and speed up businesses to grow and expand in the Middle East. We aim to position Female Founders as  relevant players and are able to compete on a global platform

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Lisa N

Female Founders Initiative Middle East & Africa offers small business owners like me an open, welcoming platform of other professionals to exchange business ideas and discuss about current business issues. In addition to the valuable information and companionship of other like-minded business owners, I consider FFIMEA as a crucial component in the marketing of my company

Clarah M

Female Founders Initiative Middle East & Africa is indeed one of a kind. Now can evaluate the success of our marketing campaigns. The staff comprehends your requirements and responds with a quick turnaround solution. Working with them is a delight

Thelma C

I strongly recommend any SME to consider the Female Founders Initiative Middle East & Africa. After experimenting with different organizations, I discover that FFIMEA meets all the criteria. Referrals, networking, friendship, and like-minded entrepreneurs who will ask for your opinion and offer you insightful feedback that enables you to expand your business acumen by applying real-world experience

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