Arab Women Blaze Trails in Start-Ups

The Wall Street Journal

At a recent conference for start-ups and entrepreneurs in Beirut, Lebanon, over 40% of pitches for new businesses were from women. This trend is common across the Middle East, perhaps due to the number of women who must work from home and the number of young women who are educated abroad. The statistics do not, however, reflect the existing gender disparities facing women businessowners in this region, like access to finance and diverse job opportunities.