We will be speaking at WOMENSME in Oct

WOMENSME conference will not only unite the most powerful ladies of the region but will showcase their great achievements. A film about Women who lives in UAE and do their work with Love will be shown.

According to the Kaufmann Foundation, a US$2 billion private US non-profit focusing on education and entrepreneurship, women are only a third as likely to get access to equity financing through angel investments or venture capital.

The International Finance Corporation estimates that leaves a financing gap for women-owned SMEs in developing countries of $285bn.

You want to do something good for economy? Invest in WomenSME.

Gone are the days when MENA women worked only at education institutes, hospitals and government institutions. MENA women of today have assumed prominent roles as decision-makers, bankers, journalists, judges, lawyers, media figures and scientific researchers. In fact, the number of women holding ministerial-level positions and other roles in public life has increased significantly in the last decade.

Within MENA, women from the UAE seem to have achieved the most. Nearly one-fourth of the 100 most powerful Arab women listed by Arabian Business consisted of Emiratis. They were followed by women from Kuwait, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.

Women in the UAE and elsewhere around the region are an unshakeable economic force, with assets worth $385 billion (Dh1.4 trillion) managed by female-led small and medium enterprises.


Movenpick – Stuttgart Business Academy

Not only did we get to escape the heat of a Dubai summer – we got to work with these awesome people from across Europe.

Plenty of Innovation with FOUR new concepts presented to business leaders. This is how we change the game in business.


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May 2016: More than 70 leaders from the Mövenpick hotels in the Middle East came together at Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai for the Mövenpick Business Academy. This Learning & Development event consisted of five workshops aiming to strengthen the development of leadership and commercial competence.

“The corridors at the Mövenpick Business Academy are still buzzing with excitement from those that attended the Business Strategy and Innovation programmes – Stay ahead in a changing world –  Thank you Mercuri and GrowMe” Peter Mitchell, VP Talent & Organisational Development

We love it when friends come to town!

We were honored this week to hosted Winnie Rode – Travelling Master of Tibetan Singing Bowls, Buddhist Yogi and Meditation Teacher.

In the serene gardens of Zabeel Ladies Club under a full moon we witnessed a rare and special opportunity.

Singing bowl concert v.2 May 2016


Pictures of the evening to follow … Lets just say … it was magical

We won an award

We were delighted to receive an award from H.E. Dr. Raja Al Gurg in April from the Dubai Business Women Council in recognition of our work in Ro’Ya 2015 to support women skill up and start new businesses in the UAE.

DBWC RoYa award

The Gala Event was held at the Zabeel Ladies Club and was a wonderful evening of networking and mingling with the DBWC board members and other partners and members. Thank you to the Team at DBWC for hosting such a wonderful evening. We feel humbled and honored.

Women-able – Launch 26th March

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On 26th March, we will launch our 2016 women entrepreneur program.

Women-able – Promoting Women Entrepreneurs of the UAE.

Throughout the last month. we have received more than 200 applications from women wanting to start or grow a business. Our HOT 100 are now selected and have amazing ideas, that we will help them take forward over the next 8 months.

Our launch event is being hosted by Dubai Ladies Club.

We would like to thank all our supporters for their hard work and generosity for making this opportunity available to women in the UAE.

Cherie Blair Foundation for Women | JP Morgan Chase Foundation | Dubai Business Women Council |Executive Women | Kiwa Digital – Middle East

If you are interested in supporting this initiative,

please contact women-able@grow-me.biz


Promoting Women Entrepreneurs in the UAE

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We are delighted to announce grow.ME in association with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

will be launching our 2016 initiative ‘Promoting women entrepreneurs in the UAE’,   proudly supported by JP Morgan.

Our strategic partner Dubai Business Women Council, will once again be supporting us to ensure we  power women in business across the region.

The initiative is open to all women in the UAE .

If you have a

  1. Business idea and want to start
  2. Newly launched start-up and need support
  3. Business that needs to grow

this is the program for you.

Registration opens on March 1st, and our first session is scheduled for March 19th.

For more information go to www.women-able.com

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We are speaking at the BBG

We will be speaking at the British Business Group on the topic of ‘The business case for Diversity”. Great strides have been made in the UAE throughout the last 5 years. The inauguration of the UAE Gender Balance Council highlights how far the UAE govt sector has come, and what is yet to be done for the UAE to be at the forefront both regionally and internationally for this social development goal.

Join us at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort on Tuesday 9th Feb for breakfast and conversation for what this means for international businesses operating in the region.

For more information


Creating more success at Flat6Labs

One of our favorite accelerators is Flat6 Labs in Abu Dhabi.  We were privileged to be asked to deliver a session on personality profiles and how they impact your team and customer engagement.

Good luck to all the teams at Demo Day – Wednesday 3rd Feb. Look forward to seeing your progress.