She graduated from University of California San Diego with a degree in Cognitive Science, became one of the youngest researchers at her alma mater at 21, presented her neuroscience research at the prestigious Society for Neuroscience in 2015, became the CEO and founder of two of Saudi’s most innovative tech start-ups at 25, was one of the Davos 50 at the World Economic Forum in 2018 and is an accomplished Tedx speaker. Oh and did we mention, she is one of the outstanding cover stars for Harper’s BAZAAR Arabia’s November issue?
Young, ambitious and talented to boot, Emon Shakoor has gone against the odds to attain worldwide recognition. The young scientist has battled with upto 50 seizures a day for 20 years due to her epilepsy. Despite the severity of her health problems Emon has battled her way to lead a new generation of inspirational Saudi women who are paving the way for a bright future for the Arab Kingdom.
Possessing a sense of maturity and vision well beyond her age, Emon has delivered an outstanding contribution to the Middle East: Saudi Arabia’s first technology accelerator specifically designed for female Saudi techpreneurs, Blossom. The visionary hub serves to develop an empowering community for Saudi entrepreneurs by providing them with an invaluable network, resources, knowledge and access to funding.
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What an honor to be on the cover of @harpersbazaararabia for my achievements founding @blossom_mena Saudis first tech inclusion and female focused accelerator! #WomeninSTEM #TechInclusion #WomeninTech THANK YOU @salmaawwadofficial @anna_castan @samvissermakeup @gregswalesart
With so many accolades under her belt, Harper’s BAZAAR Arabia is proud to feature Emon Shakoor in the futuristic November issue as one of the influential leaders furthering a technologically-driven, socially-responsible and female-focused agenda in the Middle East.