To celebrate International Women’s Day, on March 8th, JEST Hub, a startup hub in East Jerusalem, hosted a 7 Days of Genius event in partnership with ECOWEEK. The event — attended by more than 50 people — featured all women speakers and entrepreneurs. Members of JEST Hub presented projects to enhance job opportunities and provide vital services to women in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Participants were able to give feedback on new ideas and together, consider ways Arab women may benefit from these tools.
Some of the ideas presented include a web platform for Palestinian women to gain skills and education, an all female – run computer support provider, and a support network for elderly people to gain digital literacy.
The goal of the event was to create a space of equal opportunity for young female entrepreneurs to share their ideas, receive feedback, and be empowered to realize the successful execution of their ideas. It also allowed the presenters the opportunity to network and form new partnerships and collaborations among their peers and others who attended the event. Learn more about ECOWEEK’s 7 Days of Genius event here.