Economic

Arab Spring 2.0: The rise of women entrepreneurs

“The entrepreneurial siblings from Saudi Arabia—Deem owns a high-profile restaurant in Dubai called Switch—are part of a surprising trend: the growing number of women-owned businesses in the Middle East, a region that has long had one of the lowest rates of women’s entrepreneurship. The trend is by no means uniform, and in some countries it is hampered by restrictive laws and cultural practices that make it hard for women to act independently. “

Source: Arab Spring 2.0: The rise of women entrepreneurs

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