Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in the UAE, in partnership with the United States Mission to the UAE, is a three-month program designed to enable women-owned SMEs in the UAE to identify and analyze new channels, markets, and customers.

What is AWE?

The Academy of Women Entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirates (AWE UAE) is a three-month program that equips female entrepreneurs from across the UAE to:

  • Explore business growth opportunities
  • Devise a robust action plan
  • Connect with key regional and global stakeholders

AWE UAE is organized by the U.S. Mission to the UAE, in partnership with startAD. Female-owned SMEs looking to stabilize, pivot, and upscale their business for the fast-paced growth of the UAE knowledge-based are encouraged to apply.


In its third edition, AWE UAE will focus on business resilience, adaptability, and identifying growth opportunities for women-owned businesses in the UAE. So, be ready for a 3-month program with:

  • Sessions and workshops with global experts to help grow your business
  • 1:1 coaching where you are matched with industry and domain experts as mentors
  • 1 Showcase day to present your business to the UAE innovation ecosystem through a specially curated event on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2023
  • Gain the skills and tools to reimagine and revitalize your business for the current market
  • Get coached by experienced business strategists, innovation experts, and mentors to reset your path to profitability
  • Connect with key regional and global stakeholders through the U.S. Mission to the UAE and startAD global network
  • Grow your team with access to skilled interns and local talents to assist with business resource gaps
  • Showcase your business to potential partners, customers, and supporters at a high-profile event on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2023

AWE UAE Closing Ceremony Interest Form

Organized by the US Mission to the UAE, in partnership with startAD, we are honored to invite you to the AWE UAE Closing Ceremony.

This year’s 3rd edition of AWE UAE is a 3-month program promoting economic prosperity by creating opportunities for women entrepreneurs to skill, scale, and thrive. It will enable women-owned SMEs in the UAE to deconstruct and identify new channels, markets & customers.

Kindly fill out the below form to confirm your interest in attending the in-person AWE Closing Ceremony.

More details on the time and location of the event will be shared closer to the date.

This information will remain confidential, and we will only share your name, job title, and company name with the startups.

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