Forbes Middle East recently released a list of the top 10 women entrepreneurs in the Middle East that “have championed the most innovative ideas and received the most external funding” in 2017.
Two women from Lebanon made the list at numbers 6 and 9!
The list included women of Arab origin based in the Middle East who were “making waves” in their respective industries.
Nadia Moussouni, named number 6, is the co-founder of her startup Energy 24 that raised $3 million.
Founded in 2011, Moussoun’s Beirut-based startup seeks to create alternative energy storage and generators and currently consists of two technicians, plus four technicians on contract basis.
At number 9, Loulou Khazen Baz raised $1.8 million for her startup Nabbesh.
Founded in 2012, Baz’s startup is the Middle East’s first online freelance work marketplace.
Loulou previously won the TV show “The Entrepreneur” in 2012 for the Nabbesh idea and oversaw the planning of new startups in the healthcare, education and technology sectors.
You can check out the full list, by clicking here.