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new women entrepreneurs In March 2016, grow.ME, in association with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, launched the Women-able: Promoting Women Entrepreneurs in the UAE programme, part of a series of initiatives by grow.ME to power women in business across the UAE. With generous funding from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the project supported 61 women entrepreneurs with training and mentorship throughout 2016. In June, following three months of handson support with skills development, intensive customer discovery and

continuous business refinement, the female entrepreneurs involved in the project pitched their businesses to a panel of experts for a place in the ‘final 25’ at a special event hosted by the Dubai Business Women Council at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

We met with three of the finalists… Maya Al Gaith is one of the owners of Healthgate, who have developed a range of Anion sanitary products with positive ion technology which reduces infections. This established UAE grown business is now expanding its global footprint.

and feel light. That annoying headache has disappeared and you feel amazing! Those are the negative ions in the air produced by the rapid movement of the water. When our bodies are exposed to high concentration of negative ions natural healing occurs. Health Gate has harnessed this power of nature and created wonderful sanitary napkins, free of pollutants and chemicals that actually improve your health and wellbeing. HG Anion has a signature green strip that contains the power of negative ions, just like the waterfalls. Our range also includes natural baby products, a range of natural products for pregnant mums, beauty products for woman and supplements.

Tell us about your business Health Gate is a company dedicated to developing healthy, non-toxic, natural products for women all over the world. Our products are created to prevent health issues and promote a better life. Our idea came from the Science of the Waterfalls. Imagine standing next to a beautiful waterfall - the air smells fresh and wonderful. With every breath you take, you feel calmer, less stressed, you begin to smile

How has Women-able helped you? It is one of the best decisions I have made. I never realised how much I would learn during this process. The coaches are so inspiring and their guidance makes you want to be the best in your field. They don’t give you the answers, you have to dig deep within yourself and find what is important to you and why you are doing it. Woman-able has taught me how to communicate my passion to the world and how to turn that passion into a successful business.

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A coffee with Christine Belbelian. The UAE's new women entrepreneurs. What's your face telling you? Dubai's favourite, offer school activiti...

November 2016 Connector Dubai  

A coffee with Christine Belbelian. The UAE's new women entrepreneurs. What's your face telling you? Dubai's favourite, offer school activiti...

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