The world is taking note of the entrepreneurial renaissance going on in the Middle East right now. Partly thanks to social media and the reach of digitally-native businesses, women are able to create platforms all their own with little more than a Wi-Fi connection and some creativity. A great example of such a story is Kuwaiti influencer and entrepreneur Dana Al Tuwarish, who leveraged her massive social media following (currently at 2 million and constantly on the rise) into numerous beauty ventures, from salons to products. Who better to introduce us to some of the other exceptional self-made women in the region?
E! Entertainment just announced that Dana will be hosting a three-part series called Generation M.E. to debut on OSN on Sunday, December 23rd at 9PM (KSA). The show will give us an in-depth look at what goes into being a businesswoman in the Middle East in industries spanning from fashion to cancer research, with insight into how the region's most inspiring women got to where they are, manage such impressive careers, and how their life experiences have informed their work.
So far the line-up of guests will include Saudi fashion designer, Arwa Al Banawi; Lebanese chef Tara Khatter; Egyptian marathon-runner and mountaineer Manal Rostom; Lebanese beauty entrepreneur Joelle Mardinian; and the Algerian founder of the UAE's first women-only supercar club, Hanan Mazouzi.
"It was an absolute pleasure shooting for such an incredible show," Dana said in a statement. "I had an amazing time interacting with each one of the participants and getting to know their inspiring entrepreneurial journey and life experiences."
Tune into OSN on 23 December to at 9PM (KSA) to watch all three episodes in a row. Watch a preview of Generation M.E. below.