The panel discussion in progress

The opportunities and challenges women faced during their entrepreneurial journey were discussed at length at a panel discussion hosted by The Supreme Council for Women, in partnership with the Labour Fund (Tamkeen). 
The event hosted prominent Bahraini women entrepreneurs from various sectors as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week. 
The panel included Hala Almoayyed, Chief Executive Officer of Almoayyed Contracting Group, who spoke about her successful experience in the construction sector, where women are generally underrepresented. 
FinTech sector opportunities
She was joined by Eman Al-Sabah founder of Fablemill, who addressed the role of women in filmmaking specifically and in the creative sector in general, and Dania Al-Shuwaikh Co-founder of Daleel, who presented the opportunities available to women in the rapidly evolving FinTech sector. 
The discussion also featured Aida Al-Mudaifa, Founder of Early Riser, who highlighted the most prominent challenges facing startups in terms of growth and expansion. 
This event comes as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, which Bahrain celebrates annually with various events aimed at startups and entrepreneurs. 
Holistic support
As part of Tamkeen’s ongoing efforts to empower Bahraini women and increase her competitiveness in the entrepreneurship field, this event gave exposure to various Bahraini women who had great presence in their field of expertise at ‘Riyadat Centre’- which is a business incubator known for its holistic support in terms of services provided, consultation, entrepreneurship management.
Since inception, Tamkeen has supported more than 15,000 women-led enterprises, and enabled more than 7,000 women to launch their entrepreneurial concepts. 
In addition, 407 women benefited from the Riyadat portfolio to finance their businesses with a total value of BD9.44 million ($25.05 million). On the human capital front, more than 72,000 women have benefited from various training and employment support initiatives.--TradeArabia News Service