Elissa Freiha, 25, UAE
16 November 2015 Last updated at 14:25 GMT
Elissa Freiha is the co-founder of Womena, which aims to empower women to invest in tech start-ups based in the Middle East.
She was recently named as one of Forbes' Middle East's Inspiring Business Leaders of the UAE.
"To progress we must take risks, share in opportunity and be unabashedly passionate." she says.
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