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AccessMENA: Elissa Freiha

Startup Sweden

About women founders in MENA, tech trends, expansion in MENA and building a remote team. Elissa Freiha is the CEO and co-founder of Womena, a media company focussed on creating original content around women change-makers, they run an accelerator program for women founders and have created an online community of Womena Bossladies.  Elissa is the recipient of numerous awards including Entrepreneur of the Year from Esquire Middle East, Most Inspiring Business Leader -UAE by Forbes and Investor of the Year by Arabian Business Startup Awards.


16 Mar 2021

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97 | The Future Of Feminism Is Arab with Elissa Freiha

Arab-American Psycho

This week’s guest is Elissa Freiha (@freiha), a Lebanese-American activist and founder of Womena. We chat about self image, understanding consent, growing up in Paris with an Arab baba and American mom, how to live an authentic life while making your parents happy, the importance of empowering women, and so much more. Enjoy psychos!@freiha https://www.instagram.com/freiha@womena https://www.instagram.com/womena@noore https://www.instagram.com/noore@arabamericanpsycho https://www.instagram.com/arabamericanpsychoThank you to The Doe for sponsoring this episode, to read the narrative I mentioned during this episode, visit https://l.thedoe.com/3jDAEqeListen to the official Arab-American Psycho playlist on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4kPIQGqyt6sCdkPlFpgETY?si=t5aKZ58QT62lKnoPPc4-JANew episodes every Sunday, and if you made it this far please rate and review on iTunes. Okay love you, bye! x

2hr 10mins

14 Feb 2021

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Elissa Freiha: Being a Woman in a Man's World

The Goodness Podcast

Artist, activist, and entrepreneur Elissa Freiha is the founder of Womena, a platform that aims to support the entrepreneurship ecosystem in our region by empowering and educating women investors and entrepreneurs. On this episode of the podcast, we discuss self-love, self-doubt, authenticity, and what it means to stand for women empowerment in a man's world.


28 Jun 2020

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SOULS of San Francisco - Elissa Freiha

SOULS of Society

Meet Elissa - Co-Founder of angel investing group Womena womena.co/--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/soulsofsociety/support

1hr 42mins

30 Mar 2020

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Elissa Freiha: An Entrepreneurial Pivot That Brought Success To Purpose

When Women Win

My favorite quote of the episode was: “What’s interesting about success is, when it’s perceived it often manifests.” And Elissa's book recommendation was The Greater Freedom by Alya Mooro. You can find Elissa on Twitter and Instagram ********* Want detailed show notes? A list of book recommendations? To send us some love? To nominate a guest? Head to whenwomenwinpodcast.com Let’s get social! When Women Win is @whenwomenwinpodcast on Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn. If you’re on iTunes, would you kindly take half a minute to rate & review the podcast? It would help tremendously. Thank you, Rana


10 Feb 2020

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Arab Bawse Lady: Elissa Freiha

Buckle Up With Big Hass

Buckle Up is a series of interviews "On The Go" so, Buckle Up & join us for a drive.My 37th Guest is an Arab "Bawse Lady" by the name of Elissa Freiha who is an Emirati-Lebanese-American that was born and raised in Paris and the founder of "Womena" is a multi-dimensional media company that accelerates equality through creative content and entrepreneurial experiences. We had a good convo about entrepreneurship, the term "Women Empowerment" , the difference between Hype and Passion and we listen to her brother's work "https://www.instagram.com/mrkream/" Follow Elissa https://www.instagram.com/freiha/Follow Womenahttps://www.instagram.com/womena/Follow Me on https://www.instagram.com/big_hass/Reach Out By Emailbuckleupdxb@gmail.com


31 Oct 2019

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Elissa Freiha: The Media Business

Basel Meets

Elissa Freiha is the founder of the media company ‘Womena’. Throughout this company we talk about Michael Jackson, starting a business and making it in the media industry. Elissa is a great guest with so much positive energy, this is her second appearance on Basel Meets

1hr 13mins

11 May 2019

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Elissa Freiha: Entrepreneurial Journey

Who Run the World

Marilyn sits down with Womena founder Elissa Freiha, who shares her entrepreneurial journey and all the challenges and victories she has faced along the way. Elissa launched Womena in 2014 from Dubai. It started as an angel investment network and today has turned into part accelerator and part media company with its new web-series called Womentum. During the episode, Marilyn and Elsa talk about what it means to be an entrepreneur but they also have a debate on positive discrimination, and how companies can bridge the gap between male and female representation.


17 Mar 2019

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Basel Meets Elissa Freiha [Startups, Women in Tech, #MeToo movements]

Basel Meets

Raw and unfiltered, this is my conversation with the passionate and energetic Elissa Freiha, the founder of WOMENA, a company dedicated to increasing female representation in the tech industry. We talk about Tech, making things happen, startups and the #MeToo, #TimesUp movements. https://baselmeets.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/20180424-191317.m4a

30 Apr 2018

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STEP2018 - Elissa Freiha, WOMENA

Streams of Progress

Show Takeaways:On how the MENA startup ecosystem has evolved over the last few years… Angel groups and accelerators have greatly evolved from what they were before; investors are more active with startups and the market education has occurred. We have moved beyond some of the initial just ‘talk’ around investments and the overall scene is more active.On where the MENA startup ecosystem is heading next…The next step is focus – early on we saw a lot more ideation, but now it’s about creation and implementation of strategy. Lead angels of years ago are now heading VCs and we have more niche/industry focused approaches towards portfolios. Rather than external consultants assisting the ecosystem, entrepreneurs are starting to give backOn how Angel Investors in the region can improve…Angel investors need to learn to trust the entrepreneurs, trust the ecosystem and community around them. New investors aren’t comfortable investing after 20 minute coffees and funding rounds at Seed and Series A can take up to two years. So there needs to be faster turn around and they need to be more active.On the Step Conference…Step is about the community and connecting with other entrepreneurs and the overall MENA startup ecosystem coming together. Check out more episodes from the 2018 Step Conference Series and learn more about Womena. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


8 Apr 2018