Entrepreneur accepting award

Supporting Partners

Along with the primary program partner, Middle East Partnership Initiatives (MEPI), WES has partnered with the below organizations to support the WES Centers and women entrepreneurs to access finance and launch and expand businesses.


Kaymu is an online marketplace in emerging countries to buy and sell new and used products.

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Microsoft’s mission is to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential. This drives its business and guides its corporate citizenship work. As the world’s largest software company, Microsoft helps to create social and economic opportunities wherever they work, live, and do business. Microsoft’s technology innovations, people, partnerships, and day-to-day business contribute to the prosperity of communities and the sustainability of the planet. Microsoft’s commitment to good corporate citizenship reflects their belief that social and economic opportunity go hand in hand. Microsoft’s citizenship efforts focus on four key areas, using its technology, people, partnerships and business to promote social good and economic opportunity – Strengthening Economies, Addressing Societal Challenges, Healthy Online Ecosystem and Operating Responsibly.

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Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist


Silatech promotes large-scale job creation, entrepreneurship, access to capital and markets, and the participation and engagement of young people in economic and social development. Founded in 2008, Silatech is commited to finding innovative solutions to challenging problems, working with a wide spectrum of NGOs, governments and the private sector to foster sustainable, positive change for Arab youth.

Silatech: Young People...Enterprise...Employment

Taysir Microfinance

Taysir is a microfinance institution in Tunisia that promotes financial, economic and social inclusion of micro, small and medium size businesses by providing an array of microfinance services including microcredit and non-financial services, such as training and individual coaching.

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Various local public sector agencies in Tunisia