▸ Inspired by 1001 Arabian Nights as every female entrepreneur has a story to tell
▸ Global platform for female entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas & business
▸ Aimed to boost female entrepreneurs’ participation in economy
Launched recently by the Halal Angels Network, the Khadija RA Initiative is the world’s largest and exclusive cohort, incubation & acceleration program for 1001 Female Entrepreneurs. Based on sustainable and ethical business investment and opportunities, the initiative aims to support women entrepreneurs to excel in their entrepreneurship journey.
According to the 2013 EY Report titled Women: The Next Emerging Market,
“In the next five years, the global incomes of women will grow from US$13 trillion to US$18 trillion. That incremental US$5 trillion is almost twice the growth in GDP expected from China and India combined. By the year 2028, women will control close to 75% of discretionary spending worldwide.”
Both the Halal Angels Network and The Khadija RA Initiative were especially launched during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide critical support to investors, businesses, entrepreneurs and startups who are struggling to survive and sustain themselves during these unprecedented and challenging times.
Speaking of the launch, Razia Malik, President of Halal Angels Network at in a statement said,
“The Khadija RA Initiative is inspired and dedicated to Hazrat Khadija RA, and we hope that this initiative encourages and supports women entrepreneurship.”
Dr. Tausif Malik, Founder of Halal Angels Network stated,
“We launched the Halal Angels Network to combat economic challenges faced by and The Khadija RA Initiative is specifically designed to empower women entrepreneurs.”
Dr Munnazza Afreen, Academician & Researcher & Board of Advisors, The Khadija RA Initiative highlighted,
“Education important, but entrepreneurs play important in driving real-time innovation, and economy. The Khadija RA Initiative helps in creating opportunities for women entrepreneurs to co-collaborate with each other to learn, engage and excel together.”
Hawa Bilai, renowned Chef & Food Consultant – Board of Advisors at the Khadija RA Initiative signified,
“Acceptance beyond comparison and competition is a virtue, an essence of true power and contentment. COVID 19 pandemic has made rethink how to rise piece a Phoenix from ashes.”
Iram Zaidi, Communications Specialist & Women’s Rights Advocate, Board of Advisor, The Khadija RA Initiative said,
“Investing in women entrepreneurs is pivotal to economic growth and building resilient communities. By equipping 1001 women entrepreneurs across the globe with mentoring, networking opportunities, and access to credit, The Khadija RA Initiative aims to mitigate the systemic challenges faced by them, help close the gender gap, and empower women’s entrepreneurial growth, success and prosperity.”
Bushra Shad, Business Lawyer & Consultant & Board of Advisors, Khadija RA Initiative said,
“Hazrat Khadijah R.A (Khatoone Jannah) the first & most beloved wife and support system of our Prophet s.a.w.s, a successful business woman, & entrepreneur, upon whom Allah sent Salam through angel Jibraeel A.S.”
In addition to entrepreneurial support, the Khadija RA Initiative will offer a niche platform to female entrepreneurs to promote, network and innovate for their businesses; seek strategic partnerships with key stakeholders namely government, educational institutes, investors, venture capitalists, angel investors, academicians and media; access varied investment opportunities; and receive expert mentorship and education. The (online) program is scheduled to kick-off on August 1st, 2020, and conclude on August 1st, 2021.
Naousheen Faruki, Project Director, said,
“I’m a mother of four children. I desired to work after 20 years of my successful marriage so I choose to become an entrepreneur, and joined Halal Angels Network. I now want to support fellow women entrepreneurs through The Khadija RA Initiative.”
How to join the Khadija RA Initiative?
In order to participate, a female entrepreneur has to submit an application fee of $50 only on Halal Angels Network website. Women who apply for Khadija RA will be requested to produce a 60-second video business pitch which will be duly uploaded on the Network’s website and social media page. The entrepreneurs will henceforth be granted access to network with fellow cohort members and Angel Investors of Halal Angels Network. They would be given access to video training & skill development regarding entrepreneurship developed by Education Partners UK. Plans are in the pipeline to host a physical networking conference in August 2021 subject to the COVID-19 situation.
Recently Halal Angels Network had tied up Fintech major Delio to use their digital platform showcase Halal-based deals to a much more international audience, connecting angel investors across the world not just with deals, but also with each other.Halal Angels Network (HAN) has partnered with Halal Board India for Halal compliance & certification and, SSC Capital of Tanzania to tap the African investment market.
To know more, visit the official homepage of the Khadija RA Initiative: https://www.halalangels.net/khadija