Event Reports

Boost for young entrepreneurs in Kuwait

by Gidon Windecker
Twenty young women gathered in the Lady's Lounge of the Regency Hotel in Salmiya on November 28, to participate in a three-day workshop for young female entrepreneurs. The event was organized by Business & Professional Women Kuwait (BPW) in cooperation with KAS Regional Program Gulf-States. The Woman’s Leadership & Entrepreneurship Project aims at the development of economic structures, at the empowerment of small businesses, and at greater participation rights of young women.

The workshop was conducted by the internationally renowned trainer An Swinnen. Together with the Kuwaiti marketing expert Umar Al-Houti, Swinnen presented core issues such as strategic planning, marketing, finance, time management, as well as setting and achieving goals.


In addition to business strategies and many useful and practical tips, the workshop offered the opportunity to exchange ideas and to share experiences and discuss challenges young women face in the Kuwaiti society. The participants agreed that young female entrepreneurs should be given more leeway and greater legal ground to start and grow their businesses.

Contact Person

Fabian Blumberg

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Head of Gulf States Programme

fabian.blumberg@kas.de +962 6 59 24 150