women middle east

On March 9, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women announced a partnership with the US Department of State and the Harvard Kennedy School dedicated to supporting emerging women entrepreneurs in the Middle East and Northern Africa. We asked some of the participants in the program’s inaugural class about the challenges they’ve faced as women business owners and about the rewards of entrepreneurship.
I have been puzzling over Year Two of the Arab Spring. The signals remain mixed. The imposition of Sharia would be a colossal step backward and consign women to a new Dark Ages. If that is the fate of the Arab Spring, it is a grotesque failure.