Archive for June 2012

3rd International Balkan Countries Women and Business Conference

Pan-European University Apeiron, St. Kliment Ohridski University, and International Women and Business Group welcome you to the 3rd International Balkan Countries Women and Business Conference in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 11-12, 2012.

The theme of the conference is Corporate Social Responsibility and Women. Please send papers on the theme and other titles related to women and business.

Deadline for sending abstract – July 15th, 2012
Deadline for registration – September 21st, 2012

See programme details and registration information here.

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Budgeting for Women in Bangladesh

Selima Ahmad (right)

 

The Bangladesh Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a roundtable with Finance Minister AMA Muhith entitled “National Budget 2012-13 and Women Entrepreneurs.”  Attended by members of parliament, NGO representatives, women activists, academicians, and the media, the event explored the possibilities for creating an environment in which women entrepreneurs could flourish.

Acting on a statement that “the government emphasizes women development in the greater inerest of the country,” Finance Minister Muhith pledged to allocate Tk 1 billion  ($12 million) as a special fund to promote the development of women entrepreneurs.  Muhith agreed to BWCCI’s request to release funds on the condition that the chamber develop a comprehensive plan on how the money will be used.  He noted that in the past, special funds for other sectors have been set aside but were misused because of weak implementation plans.

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Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Galati, Romania Organizes Debate with Candidates Ahead of Local Elections

Last week the Association of Women Entrepreneurs (AFIR) Galati organized a roundtable titled “The Development of Galati City”, which featured candidates in the local elections scheduled for June 10. This is the first time in the current election campaign that such an event has taken place in Galati, the seventh largest city in Romania in terms of population.

In organizing the debate the Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Galati partnered with Cartel Alfa trade union – Galati branch.

The roundtable brought together six (out of the twelve) candidates for mayor of Galati, who had the opportunity to present their views and plans for the development of Galati City. It must be noted that all twelve candidates have received an invitation to the roundtable, but only six of them decided to participate.

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