Startup founder is the newest label for many Arab women

04/13/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

More Arab women are launching businesses despite their reputation for being oppressed. At an ArabNet conference last month, 40% of the pitches were from women; that's higher than it is at similar conferences in Europe. Working online has improved freelance opportunities for women, many of which do not have access to transit systems, says May Habib, founder of, an Arabic translation service.

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