During my time in Beirut, I was happy to be a part of the New Arab Woman Forum (NAWF) panel to talk about our work at Techstars to impress diversity among our programs.
The New Arab Woman Forum works towards empowering a new generation of Arab women entrepreneurs while bringing women status to light in the region.
Last year, we announced our diversity commitment and we’re working hard to increase the number of women in our applicant pool and across our mentor network. We are also taking steps towards increasing the number of underrepresented minorities across all of our programs. We have added women to our selection committees and are publishing our diversity data annually.
Our female participation at Startup Weekend increased from 19% to 22% last year, and we’re working to increase it to +25% this year