IGWE held its First Annual Meeting
24th September 2018
Inviting its loyal WEP members and MEPs, the European Parliament's Interest Group on Women Entrepreneurs is pleased to announce its next event to be held on 24th September, at the European Parliament. The topics of discussion will include:
- Discussion on the European initiatives on women entrepreneurship and exchange of views with European Commission
- Presentation by WEP and Sirpa Pietikainen MEP/Chair of IGWE on women entrepreneurship in the EU
- Upcoming EU Elections and highlights on the priorities and expectations at the EU level
- IGWE Calendar for 2018-2019
WA4E project survey published
The survey by the project 'Women Business Angels for Europe's Entrepreneurs', in which WEP participated, has been published on the WEGate website. The survey explored the reasons why women did or did not become angel investors, determining that positive reasons to invest included supporting entrepreneurs and new businesses, keeping-up-to-date with new businesses/technology and making a financial return. The survey reached out to 6 000 women across six partner countries, receiving 640 valid responses. Of these 310 women were already angel investing and 330 were not. An online research accompanied by a qualitative survey of 225 women gave a more detailed perspective on women's approach to angel investing. Read more ...
WEConnect annual leadership conference
WEConnect annual leadership conference: promoting and connecting women-owned businesses on the 11th to 12th October in London. The two-day conference will provide a unique networking platform to foster connections between women entrepreneurs and multinational corporations. Alongside the main presentations and discussions, the event will offer exclusive networking opportunities with other women business owners as well as pre-arranged matchmaker meetings with corporate representatives from IBM, Accenture, MetLife and more. Read more here.
5th International Women4Energy Conference: registration open!
6th December in Stuttgart, Germany. This year’s Women4Energy Conference will focus on cutting-edge solutions and technologies in the field of Renewable Energies. Speakers will discuss the implications and conclusions of the European Commission’s "winter package", presented in 2016 as a set of measures to facilitate the transition to clean energy and keep the European Union competitive in changing global energy markets. The conference will give female professionals active in energy-related fields a platform to discuss global challenges and exchange ideas on future trends and innovative energy solutions. The overarching goal is to enhance knowledge transfer and market access for new products and services. Read more here.
European study on the Economic benefits of gender equality in the EU
The European Institution for Gender Equality has published a study on the methodology behind the theoretical framework and model used for the study "Economic benefits of gender equality in the EU"
Read the report here.
Read the report here.
Amway briefing in European Parliament "Entrepreneurial skills in the changing world of work" - 27 September 2017
AmwayGlobal organised panel discussion on "Entrepreneurial skills in the changing world of work - Are entrepreneurial skills the key to surviving digitalisation?". The event was hosted by MEP Marlene Mizzi, and had as speakers Kasia Jurczak, Deputy Head of Unit DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Imelda Vital, Government Affairs and Simone Felice, Research Fellow - CEPS. More info here.
WEP partners with Business Angels Europe for for WA4E Project
WEP has partnered with Business Angels Europe and others for the EU project entitled “Women Business Angels for Europe's Entrepreneurs (WA4E)” which will run in 2017 & 2018. BAE and its partners is set out to increase the number of Women Business Angels by 10% and to generate 2.5 million € of fresh investment in start-ups across Europe. WEP’s role in the project will be to set the communication and social media strategy for WA4E with the aim to build up a solid European community of women investors by bringing on board Women Business Angels; stimulate women business angel investment in general; and strengthen and provide access to a community of new and existing female investors for members (for example through the programmes' modules, information, stories by role models, comments, access to tailored events, etc). Read more...
We celebrated International Women's day together with the European Interest Group of Women Entrepreneurs in the European Parliament and its Chairwoman, Ms Sirpa Pietikäinen, talking about women, their role in the European economy as well as European support measures for women entrepreneurship and innovation. Thank you to our speakers, our sponsors Deloitte and Seldia and all those inspiring women that joined our debate! See pictures here...
WEP supports "Enterprising Women in Tech: Showcasing best practices" event - 17 November 2016
WeHubs is the first European community connecting business ecosystems and providing them with mentoring tools to support women entrepreneurs in the digital sector. The final event aimed at showcasing the best practices coming from business support organisations, local authorities, policy makers and women web entrepreneurs from all over Europe and beyond. The event included a policy roundtable, to discuss trends on the political agenda about this topic at EU and regional level with the participation of MEPs and relevant stakeholders. Read more...