Archive for February 2009

Bangladesh Women’s National Business Agenda

The Bangladesh Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) is going to launch the first Women’s National Business Agenda (WNBA) on 26th February.  Chief Guest: Finance Minister. Special guest: Home Minister (first woman to be home minister in the subcontinent, maybe in Asia too). Distinguished guest: President FBCCI (apex Trade Body).

180 organisations who are coalition members and 500 women entrepreneurs will participate. BWCCI also made a theme song for WNBA and will have a special supplement in daily newspaper.
Best, Selima

For details contact BWCCI:  +880-2-9861526

Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program for the Arab Region, in Cairo

10,000 Women, Goldman Sachs, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and The American University in Cairo are sponsoring this program to achieve the following goals:

  • Increase the business and leadership skills of women entrepreneurs;
  • Assist women through a theory-based and practical approach to learning;
  • Improve the understanding and perception of women’s role in building entrepreneurial ventures and creating societal wealth;
  • Teach women entrepreneurs how to use and access resources;
  • Provide skills on how to build sustainable networks of support;
  • Transform women entrepreneurs into mentors who will pass the learning on to others, and;
  • Build a community of women and men who promote and support entrepreneurial activities.

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) E-Learning Course for Businesswomen Associations, March 1-31, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009, marks International Women’s Day. To celebrate this occasion, WBI (the World Bank Institute) and IFC (a member of the World Bank Group) are joining forces to deliver e-learning on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to businesswomen associations and their members globally. The objective of the free learning event is to build capacity relating to corporate social responsibility among women in business as a tool to make organizations more competitive, to create new opportunities for women and to foster the development of multi-sectoral partnerships. This e-Learning course complements a project implemented by IFC’s Gender Program and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to promote Gender and Sustainability Reporting.

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4th Global Women Entrepreneurs Trade Fair and Investment Forum – Update

We are still in the New Year, and hoping for the best for all our undertakings. A website is under construction:,, will make registering on line easy as well as early response to expression of interest.

Program and sub-themes

Registration and hotel forms

Lucia Quachey
President GAWE

Training on Making Governance Gender Responsive, Philippines

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Center for Asia Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP) is a non-partisan, non-profit and non-governmental regional organization dedicated to promoting equal participation of women in politics, governance and decision-making. CAPWIP is happy to announce the 2009 training schedule for the course on “Making Governance Gender Responsive” (MGGR): 20-27 March, 23-30 July, and 20-27 November 2009. The courses will be held at the Asian Institute of Management Conference Center (ACCM) in the Philippines. Continue reading ‘Training on Making Governance Gender Responsive, Philippines’ »