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Visa, the global leader in digital payments, is launching its renowned ‘She’s Next’ initiative in Bahrain, in collaboration with Bahrain Islamic Bank (BIsB), to uplift women-owned businesses.

She’s Next‘ powered by Visa, is an influential global advocacy program aimed at supporting women entrepreneurs through funding, training, and mentorship. Starting from May 23 until June 23, 2023, women entrepreneurs across all sectors in Bahrain can apply for the opportunity.

The winner of this initiative will be granted an impressive grant of $50,000 along with a customized training program and access to valuable resources within the She’s Next Club, including a workshop library and an exclusive community of like-minded entrepreneurs.

Highlighting the importance of this initiative, Ali Bailoun, Visa’s Regional General Manager for KSA, Bahrain, and Oman, stated: “Women entrepreneurs in Bahrain require additional funding and support in today’s business landscape. That’s why we’re proud to bring She’s Next for the first time to Bahrain and we are grateful to Bahrain Islamic Bank for their support in bringing this important initiative to women owned businesses in these important markets.”

Fatema AlAlawi, Chief Retail Banking Officer at Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB), emphasized, “In our pursuit to promote digital innovation and financial sustainability of Bahraini SMEs, we are proud to partner with Visa for the inaugural edition of She’s Next in Bahrain. By empowering and supporting women entrepreneurs, we aim to create an enabling environment that cultivates progress and prosperity for all. Together, we are committed to forging a path of success and unlocking limitless possibilities in the digital age.”

With a track record of investing more than $3 million in over 250 grants and coaching for women-owned SMBs globally since 2020, including countries like the US, Canada, India, Ireland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and Morocco, Visa reaffirms its commitment to empowering women entrepreneurs worldwide.