Elissa oversees marketing, business development, sales, and events for WOMENA, a Dubai-based angel group for Gulf-based women investors. WOMENA provides a supportive, professional network and dependable guidance to invest in new companies and facilitates the investment process from sourcing to close. She learned how to be an angel investor by investing with and getting mentored by peers. The experience inspired her to found WOMENA to empower other women to do the same. She has previously worked in marketing, sales, and events in entertainment and media. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the American University of Paris. She is Emirati-Lebanese-American and speaks English, Arabic, French, and Spanish fluently.