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Time for Entrepreneurial Courage: CAFA 7th Annual Conference

The Coalition of Women Business Associations in Romania – CAFA (www.cafa.ro) organized its annual conference – 7th edition on June 12-13 in Ocna Sibiului, Romania. The event brought together representatives of nine women business associations all over Romania, public officials and media representatives. The conference titled “The Time for Entrepreneurial Courage” provided a forum for discussion of economic issues faced by women entrepreneurs and strategies to address these issues. The guest speakers, representatives of the Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Protection and Ministry of SMEs, Trade and Business Environment, presented some of the support programs available for small and medium sized enterprises in the tourism, manufacturing and services sectors and answered questions about these programs and eligibility criteria. I gave a presentation on CIPE’s recent programs targeting women entrepreneurs.

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