Mompreneurs Inspire Mothers in the Berytech Community

Posted on March 21, 2019

Part of celebrating the resilience and strength of mothers in our community, Berytech hosted 3 mompreneurs – founders of their own startups, to talk about their journey, and how they balance their successes and challenges both at home and in the office.

Garage Luxe Founders at Berytech, Mar Roukoz

Garage Luxe Founders at Berytech, Mar Roukoz

Mompreneurs and founders of Garage Luxe – an e-commerce website for pre-loved items, Carine Daher and Mina Mneymneh shared their journey with the Berytech Mar Roukoz community. Carine discussed the social expectations of women to ‘work as if they don’t have children, and raise children as if they don’t have work’ while finding the balance, which is never easy and very different for each woman. Mina shared her personal experience of motherhood and entrepreneurship, ‘as a mom, I learned to be brave, as the heart of a working mum is like the heart of a warrior facing daily battles and challenges.’

Jaleesa Founder at Berytech BDD1294

Jaleesa Founder at Berytech Beshara el Khoury

Angela Solomon, co-founder and CEO of Jaleesa talked to the community at Berytech BDD 1294 about her journey with founding Jaleesa, a child care startup, before she had kids, and shared how she negotiated their seed investment round from the labor ward. Now she aims to translate her motherhood journey into positives for Jaleesa’s culture and products.

Managing Partner of ICTN at Berytech Mathaf

Rima Awada, managing partner of ICTN

Rima Awada, managing partner of ICTN, a management consulting organization, shared her tips on balancing career and motherhood calling it ‘a circus, you need to learn how to enjoy the show.’

Ounousa and Sohaticare

Elsa Aoun, Founder of Ounousa and Sohati, introduced the platforms while Carine Zakhia, Lead pharmacist at SohatiCare shared skincare advice and provided tips for a daily skincare routine for glowy skin. Carine leads the team of pharmacists of Sohaticare, providing ongoing expert advice for the visitors of the platform through direct messaging and calls.


The talks were organized by Berytech for Mother’s Day, and participants in the three events received pouches from SohatiCare top products to start their new routine at home.