Growing Women Entrepreneurship to Fuel Social Change and Economic Growth

Event Details
  • June 9th, Friday, 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Pinnacle 4 and 5
Anne Karin Nygård

Anne Karin Nygård

CEO Partnership for Change

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Session Description

Women today make up almost 40% of the global workforce and there is strong evidence that women entrepreneurship matters greatly for societal development and prosperity. However, the success of women entrepreneurship requires the collaborative and concerted attention of the government, business and the society. It involves addressing broad economic challenges, overcoming key obstacles to the advancement of women and breaking down inherent bias and social norms.

The session will highlight not just the key building blocks for fostering women entrepreneurship but also the barriers that constrain the ability of women to maximize their economic potential. Through the discussion, the panel will look at the role of women entrepreneurs in economic development and how the various stakeholders support their efforts.

Key Takeaways:

  1. The multiplier effects of women entrepreneurs and their role in reinvestment, job creation and innovation
  2. Women’s entrepreneurship journey from a growing trend to an integral contributor to innovation – what are the key factors that have contributed to this?
  3. What are the key notable innovations/initiatives being launched in Asia to support Women entrepreneurs?


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