The Middle East’s Power Businesswomen 2021
Rank: #48

Najla Ahmed Al Midfa

Title: CEO
Nationality: Emirati
Company: Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa)
Sector: Entrepreneurship

Al Midfa is vice-chairperson of Young Arab Leaders, a board member of Endeavor UAE, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Schools Establishment. Sheraa has a portfolio of over 100 startups, which have raised over $70 million in investment, created over 1,300 jobs, and generated over $80 million in revenue. It also hosts the annual Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival, a gathering of over 4,000 entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and ecosystem supporters working to inspire the next generation of changemakers.