The Middle East’s Power Businesswomen 2021
Rank: #50

Elissa Freiha

Title: Founder & CEO
Nationality: Emirati
Company: Womena
Sector: Entrepreneurship

The founder of female-focused company Womena has invested in more than 35 companies. Freiha is also an executive producer at Womentum, a documentary series and a three-month acceleration program focused on women-led tech startups from across MENA. Womentum is the result of a partnership between Standard Chartered and Womena. Freiha helped to expand the business to Egypt by setting up official headquarters in Cairo.