In a reception hosted by the Swedish Ambassador and in partnership with UN Women Egypt

EnterprenELLE, the social development and business impact organization, which aims to empower Egyptian women economically by educating, training and linking them to entrepreneurship resources, announced a strategic partnership with the Swedish Embassy in Cairo at a reception hosted by Ambassador Mr. Jan Thesleff.


In partnership with UN Women country representative Mrs. Blerta Aliko, and CEO of EntreprenELLE Ms. Rania Ayman. The event saw a discussion of best practices aimed to empower women in Egypt.


“The greatest asset of any country is its people. Egypt’s young and dynamic population, whereof more than half are women, is the natural source on which this great country’s future will be built. March 8th is International Women’s Day, and March 16th is Egyptian Women’s Day which also coincides with the anniversary of founding the first Egyptian Feminist Union in 1928, but the importance of women as part and parcel of the entrepreneurial and innovative society fabric should be highlighted every day.


Through entrepreneurship and innovation, we transform the economy and make Egypt part of the 4th industrial revolution. Women are key for this to happen. Sweden is at the forefront globally as for giving representation and resources to women, putting them on an equal footing with men. I am proud to partner with Egypt and with Entreprenelleto share our experiences and to promote young, Egyptian women business leaders.” Said Swedish Ambassador Mr. Jan Thesleff.


SHECAN is the first step in the strategic partnership, where both entities started working together on a number of projects aimed at supporting Egyptian women in their professional lives. SHECAN concluded its 3rdedition on March 8th and included workshops, panel discussions, competitions and Entreprenelle’s hub featuring alumni exhibitions of more than 30 startups.


“Since 2013, the Swedish Embassy has supported women in Egypt, by partnering with entities that focus on finding solutions to the most pressing matters facing the Egyptian community. This partnership reflects our joint commitment to empowering women, and to see improvements in the gender balance in the workplace,” said Rania Ayman, Founder of Entreprenelle.


The joint partnership between Entreprenelle and the Swedish Embassy comes alongside the Egyptian government’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the implementation of its goals on gender equality, the provision of decent work, economic growth and quality education.


About Entreprenelle:

Entreprenelle is the social development business impact organization that mainly aims to empower local women economically by educating, training and linking them to all entrepreneurship resources possible. Born in the heart of Cairo in 2015, serving more than 10 governorates with more than 10 entrepreneurship programs.