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Women entrepreneurs making big strides in UAE

April 18, 2019

Women entrepreneurs making big strides in UAE

UAE presents a big business opportunity for women looking to launch their business. Women comprise a dominant 70% of the graduates that pass out of universities and 44% share of the workforce. Further, the gender gap in early stage entrepreneurship is already narrowing, with 7.6% women founders as against 11.8% men founders.

Leveraging the PayTabs advantage

PayTabs has always been in the forefront of embracing changes – be they technological innovations on the digital payments front or changing socio-economic equations of empowering women wanting to take the entrepreneurial plunge. Reinforcing this strategy, PayTabs is participating as a featured exhibitor in the Women Entrepreneurship Summit (WES) MENA, scheduled to be held on 22 April, 2019 in Dubai, UAE.

What is the significance of this event?

This invitation-only strategic summit aims to bring together established and aspiring women entrepreneurs across MENA region. It works on the profile sharing concept. It provides a platform to encourage and facilitate female-led entrepreneurship by enabling knowledge sharing and interaction between business women from women-centric organizations and SMEs. Despite the success of women-run businesses, there is still a lot of ground to cover. Women entrepreneurs face several challenges like access to finance, coaching and mentorship channels, networking opportunities and knowledge about the various aspects of running a business, like the changing regulatory regime and digital payment solutions, etc. While the former constraints would be deliberated upon in brainstorming sessions by the participants, PayTabs would effectively tackle the last with its innovative online payment solutions.

The PayTabs’ boost to female entrepreneurship in UAE

The shift from an oil-driven economy to a tech-enabled ecosystem is encouraging women entrepreneurs in diverse sectors. As per a recent survey, women in the GCC manage $385 bn worth of assets in SME businesses. Thus, women entrepreneurs ranging from cup cake owners, florists, financial service providers to fashion consultants, film makers, designers, etc are gradually making a name in the SME space. Being technology driven, these start-ups need digital access to global markets and the capability to accept online payments. This needs to be achieved without necessitating a physical presence in every geography to enable receipt of customer payments. This is where the adoption of PayTabs can prove to be a game changer for lady entrepreneurs. PayTabs, an award-winning digital payments company with strong roots in the MENA region boasts multi-integrated payment options via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, SADAD, Mada and more, using a single API. The PayTabs sales team would be ready and willing to answer all queries related to digital payments and how a payment gateway can be seamlessly integrated into the existing web portal.

PayTabs offers a suite of online payment solutions suited to the unique needs of SMEs and start-ups, supporting over 168 currencies. Further, with PCI-DSS certified, 3D secure authentication, 24*7 customer support and a dual-layer fraud protection system, PayTabs ensures that transactions are 100% safe and secure. Thus, business women can completely focus on running the business, and leave the worries about the payment processing and digital receipts to PayTabs.

If you are a female and entrepreneurship is your calling, UAE is the place to be in the MENA region. With PayTabs unlocking whole new possibilities in digital payments, a lady entrepreneur can conveniently accept online payments from across the globe. PayTabs can be a reliable partner in your entrepreneurial journey. Think cashless, think PayTabs! Save the date.


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