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Women’s Business Organisations and Development
Women’s participation in the economy is ‘smart economics’. It also benefits the household with women’s income often focused on family members’ welfare. Which challenges exist for women running small businesses in low and middle income countries? What role can women’s business organisations play in developing female entrepreneurship? What resources are needed to scale up approaches and reach sustainability?
Chamber Trade Sweden, in collaboration with Sida, invites you to a seminar with guest speakers leading initiatives for women entrepreneurs from around the world and an expert panel discussion.
Date: Tuesday 28th August, 2012
Time: 13.30 – 17.00
Place: Hörsalen, Sida, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm
- Welcome and introduction
Charlotta Kalin, President and CEO, Chamber Trade Sweden Carolina Wennerholm, Senior Gender Advisor, Sida
- Keynote guest speakers:
Fray Shibabaw – Founder of Amhara Womens Entrepreneurs Association in Ethiopia and entrepreneur in the area of education
Viola Manuel – CEO of Southern Cape Chamber of Commerce in South Africa and entrepreneur
Tumi Mbaakanyi – CEO of Women in Business Association (WIBA) in Botswana, and entrepreneur in business accounting
Raychelle Injete - Women in Business Nairobi and CEO Ecocare Africa
Maysoon Al-Damluji - member of the Iraqi Parliament and manager of a women’s magazine
Ludmila Kalinina – Head of Women’s Local Resource Centre Kristina in Viborg, Russia
- Expert panel
Peter Davis, Senior international expert on WEE; Carin Lann, CEO LUAB, Senior expert on women’s entrepreneurship; Fatma Mohamud, CEO Diversity 2010, Kenyan born entrepreneur based in Sweden working with Kenyan women entrepreneurs in the Diaspora; Henrik Riby, Coordinator B4D, Sida; Marianne Dott, Senior International Advisor, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.
- Mingle with refreshments
Moderator: Albena Melin
Information and contact: Paul Dover, firstname.lastname@example.org or 08-6985740