Everyone is quick to assume that either all MENA (Middle East and North Africa) entrepreneurs are men and that the women entrepreneurs would be doing soft things that impact investing likes both would be wrong. Women are the leaders in the Middle East tech revolution, which when compared to the male dominated Silicon Valley is an interesting comparison.
“It’s sometimes hard to get taken seriously,” said one panellist. “Try telling a male employee that he has made a mistake,” lamented another. And a third participant reported: “My mother always complains that I work too hard. ‘Why do you do this to yourself? When do you get married?’ she asks.”