Roudha Center is a one-stop shop for women entrepreneurs that provides innovative and effective programs and advocacy efforts to women looking to open their own businesses. The Center delivers business, financial, legal and training/programming services as well incubational assistance to lead women towards entrepreneurship and economic self-sufficiency.
Since its inception in 2010, Roudha Center has been featured in both the Qatar Human Development Strategy and the Qatar National Development Strategy 2011-2016 under the Comprehensive Programme for Private Sector Participation of Qataris; “To achieve this outcome, the government will:
• Establish an entrepreneurship initiative targeting youth and Qatari women. The initiative, building on the experience of the Roudha Center and Enterprise Qatar, will study barriers to entrepreneurship, introduce a business plan competition, and encourage internships in domestic, regional and international enterprises. A comprehensive programme is needed to attract Qatari youth to entrepreneurship.
To promote Entrepreneurship amongst Qatari women. Paving their way to Success.
Roudha’s Vision is to promote a female entrepreneurial and leadership culture in Qatar, as a cornerstone to the national economic development’s four interrelated pillars of Qatar national vision 2030.
The Center is a private organization for public benefit dedicated to fostering and developing women entrepreneurs by providing support, training, counseling, incubation and resources for existing businesses and start-ups with a unique, immersive and hands-on approach.
The Roudha Center’s principle objectives are to identify, organize, and promote women entrepreneurs and innovators in Qatar. Through a network of partnerships, Roudha will provide locally applicable programming and resources, interactive workshops, incubation, mentorship, legal services, etc. to serve women’s needs and their entrepreneurial activities at a single physical location.
In Qatar the arena is still fresh for women entrepreneurs, especially those who do not have existing family business setups to rely on. In general, the struggle to setup and grow a business is harder for women at this stage. Therefore, Roudha Center saw the niche and potential in helping women in Qatar in fostering their passion to open a business