[EVENT] Several investment forums to be launched by Business Angels Europe
September to December 2018
WEP’s partner Business Angels Europe (BAE) aims to connect entrepreneurs seeking funds and private investors. It will be holding several events in the coming months for women to learn more about investment. For further information, click here.
[EVENT] Professional Women International Brussels (PWI) to celebrate success of mentoring programme
6th September 2018
Professional Women International Brussels (PWI) is organizing an event to celebrate the success of its Mentoring Programme, in Brussels, this September. To register, click here.
[EVENT] Women's Business Initiative International (WBII) on how to reach ultimate performance
23rd August 2018
Women’s Business Initiative International (WBII), an international association of women entrepreneurs, is holding an event to learn how to increase productivity and reach ultimate peak performance. This is also a great opportunity to network. To register, click here.
[EVENT] Events to be hold by WEgate, the European Commission's Gateway for Women's entrepreneurship e-platform
The European Gateway for Women’s entrepreneurship WEgate, an e-platform launched by the European Commission is holding several events in August, in Germany, on Women Entrepreneurship and Women Business Angels. To register, click here and here.
New study by DELOITTE focuses on IT sector glass ceiling
WEP’s partner, Deloitte, has released a study on the glass ceiling slowing down women to access high positions in the IT sector and is described by women Chief Information Officers themselves. Although the number of female CIOs is much higher than the ones of CEOs and CFOs, struggles to advance further in the hierarchy are real and unequal compared to a man’s career evolution. Read more.
KAGIDER and women entrepreneurs from all around the world meet in Liverpool
Over 500 women-owned businesses from 60 countries across the world participated to the SheTrades Global event in search of new trade and investment opportunities last June. KAGIDER participated as a delegation to SheTrades representing Turkey. During her speech, KAGIDER President Sanem Oktar stressed that “Trade does not have a gender!” and invited countries to collaborate on developing our society. More information on SheTrades Global here.
KAGIDER event on 'Rural and urban women at work'
Apid Torino working toward engaging more women in angel investing
Apid is working on the project SEEWBAN (Southern East Europe Women Business Angel Network) co-financed by the European Union. Specifically, the project will create a consortium of Women Business Angels from Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Hungary, Scotland and Italy. Their first step is to identify the success factors and challenges of women business angels and then concrete measures will be proposed in order to overcome obstacles and increase the pool of business angels in Europe. An important role will be given to increasing the skills of the new Business Angels through training sessions and mentoring. Read more...
KADIGER Seminar “Women’s participation in the workforce in Turkey and the EU: The other side of the mirror
A seminar enitled “Women’s participation in the workforce in Turkey and the EU: The other side of the mirror” was organized by WEP’s member KAGIDER and the European Parliament Turkey Forum took place on 21 June in the European Parliament. Hosted and moderated by S&D MEP Kati Piri (European Parliament's rapporteur on Turkey) and organized with the support of WEP, Ms Sanem Oktar, President of KAGIDER made an opening speech, followed by Nur Ger, UN Women’s Empowerment Principles, Business Advocate and founding member of KAGIDER, Mary Collins, European Women's Lobby and Claire Courteille, Director, ILO-Brussels made very valuable speeches. After the seminar, the documentary: “You can do it! Yapabilirsin!” took place at the European Parliament. Read more...
JA Europe organises European Summit for Entrepreneurship Education
JA Europe organised a European Summit for Entrepreneurship Education from 11 to 12 July in Brussels. Organised under the umbrella of the European Network for Entrepreneurship Education (EE-HUB), this was the 1st European Entrepreneurship Education Summit that gathered academics and experts in entrepreneurship education, policy-makers and government officials, educators, business and NGOS representatives. The event combined plenary and practical workshops. The Summit took place in parallel with the 28th Company of the Year Competition organised by JA Europe where the best young entrepreneurs from across Europe were celebrated. National winning mini-companies, comprised of JA Alumni aged 15 to 18 years old competed in this European final. Read more...
Women's Enterprise Scotland shares top business angel tips with European counterparts
Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) hosted the prestigious South-East Europe Women’s Business Angel Network (SEEWBAN) at a two-day event in Edinburgh, looking at how to improve access to finance for women-led businesses. WES - the not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) which focuses on the contribution women's enterprise makes to the Scottish economy. Representatives from the seven countries will attend the two-day summit, hosted by law firm Maclay Murray Spens at their Quartermile offices. Access to finance is regularly cited as a challenge for women starting up in business. In research conducted by WES in 2016, 48% of respondents said they were looking for financial support. Business angel investing is an essential source of funding, especially for early stage and start-up businesses. Read more...
AFAEMME participates in the 15th International Logistic Exhibition
Within the International Logistics and Material Handling Exhibition (SIL) 2017 conference, the Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME) hosted the 15th annual Mediterranean Transport & Logistics Summit (MedaLogistics). The two-day event was jointly organized with the Consorci of Barcelona and supported by the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. AFAEMME's President, Maria Helena de Felipe, participated in a panel discussion on women entrepreneurs in the world of logistics and transport. In this context, Maria Helena de Felipe was responsible for moderating the roundtable entitled "Businesswomen of the Mediterranean in the areas of logistics and transport: Towards equal opportunities.” Read more...
Professional Women’s Network Proposes a Decalogue of Measures to Increase Female Presence in Management Positions
Professional Women’s Network|PWN Madrid proposes a Decalogue to educators, government, media, companies and other sectors of society, in order to increase women’s presence in management positions. Although women work in 24% of management positions, Spain faced a stagnant growth in this area during the last 5 years. “Nowadays the talent is the fuel of our society and our companies. We cannot afford leaving 50% of it offside. It has been proved that an increase of diversity stimulates productivity and efficiency of organizations”, affirmed Raquel Cabezudo, President of PWN Madrid, during the event organized by this association with the main goal to call the attention to the need of encouragement of female leadership in our country. Read more...