CIPE’s most recent case study on women’s business associations focuses on Central and Eastern Europe, and features Association for Women Entrepreneurship Development President Cornelia Rotaru’s case study on one of the most resounding success stories in the region – the Association of Business Women and Top Managers (AFAFCI), in Brasov county, Romania.
CIPE Regional Office has had the pleasure of sharing the study with its partners in the Coalition of Business Women Associations (CAFA) and the Balkan Coalition of Women Business Associations. The two coalitions were born with CIPE support and CIPE Regional Office’s direct involvement in 2004 and 2005 respectively, AFAFCI being one of both coalitions’ founding members. CIPE Regional Office will also be represented at a press conference to be held in Brasov, in August, whose purpose is to disseminate the findings of the study, and more specifically the findings of Ms. Rotaru’s case study.
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CIPE’s fourth regional study of women’s business associations features Central and Eastern Europe. This report by Cornelia Rotaru explores the business environment, the role of women’s associations, and the status of women-owned businesses:
By reducing poverty and social exclusion, women’s business associations have contributed to job creation, advocated for sensible public policy, and started social responsibility initiatives. Business women’s organizations are actively engaged in entrepreneurship development, and provide necessary services to women: training in management and marketing, foreign languages, business information and contacts, participation in fairs and exhibitions, and IT support. Women’s business groups around the region have engaged women in the social or ethnic reconciliation process.
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