Mashal Waqar

Mashal Waqar is the co-founder and COO of The Tempest, a global women’s media company bringing forward real conversations. The Tempest is one of the fastest-growing women’s media companies, with millions of monthly readers.

Mashal has experience in scaling, building effective content experiences, and in building diverse teams. She is a 2019 Forbes Middle East 30 Under 30 honoree, 2019 Entrepreneur Middle East’s Achieving Women honoree, and a recipient of the 19th Global WIL Economic Forum’s Young Leader of the Year award. She has given two TEDx talks, and is a frequent speaker on topics related to entrepreneurship, accessibility and inclusion, mental health, and women in tech. She has previously worked with the United Nations and startups at Dubai Tech Entrepreneurship Campus.