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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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Second International Balkan Countries Women and Business Conference Announced

The Second International Balkan Countries Women and Business Conference will be held December 22, 2011 in Edirne, Turkey. Though the main theme of the conference is “Determining Strategies for Better Women Cooperation in Business Between Balkan Countries”, the conference will also focus on topics including law and regulation on business and women in Balkan countries, practical issues for business and women in Balkan countries, good and bad cases of women and business in Balkan countries, and developing women’s power in various sectors. For additional information about the conference or to see a list keynote speakers and panelists visit the conference page here.

Assoc. Prof. Kiymet Caliyurt,
Conference President
womenbusinesscongress@gmail.com

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Celebrating Ten Years of Women Entrepreneurship Development in Romania

This year the Association for Women Entrepreneurship Development (ADAF) in Romania celebrated ten years of activity. ADAF is a non-governmental organization which aims at promoting and supporting women entrepreneurship. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, ADAF organized a conference titled “Accomplishments and Prospects for Women Entrepreneurship in Romania”. The event took place on October 27 at the House of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania and brought together over one hundred participants including public officials from the government of Romania, women business association members, individual entrepreneurs, members of the academia, and media representatives.
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Session on Women’s Leadership held during the 4th Annual SAARC Business Leaders Conclave

SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneurs Council (SCWEC) held a session on ‘Women leadership for regional business opportunities’ with the motto “Drive for economic empowerment for South Asian women” at the fourth SAARC Business Leaders Conclave held at Kathmandu. The conclave was attended by 350 business delegates from the South Asian Region. Prominent female leaders from the field of business and economics participated in the event held on September 21.

Established in 2001 to develop and promote women entrepreneurs in the South Asian region, SCWEC is a sector council of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SCCI). Pramila Acharya Rijal, chairperson of SCWEC in her welcome address said, “Empowering women in South Asia has always been a challenging issue. It is time to realize that institutional reforms are necessary for removing legal and cultural barriers for regional business opportunities.”

Since the inception of SCWEC, a number of workshops, round table conferences, seminars, training program and annual events have been held. These have enabled members to identify best practices for replication as regional projects.
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The Energy Within: Reconfiguring the Collective Action of Women

Editor’s Note: The following article originally appeared on The Mantle on July 14, 2011

Reconfiguring the Collective Action of Women
A global shift is underway: women are reconfiguring strategies, expanding networks, and devising cohesive agendas and collective action to bolster their access and impact in securing social, cultural, economic, and political rights on a global scale. Indeed, statistical indicators allude to the place and positions that women occupy in the contemporary terrain of poverty and policy, representing 50% of the world’s population, accounting for an estimated 70% of global poverty, but holding a mere one-fifth of political seats in national governments worldwide. Yet these same numbers have a tendency to obscure the character and context of potential expressed in the lives of women, of the attributes and agility women have in making vital contributions to their respective communities, and in shaping the features of participatory democracy.

Centered on the perceived status of women, and in recognition of the barriers and challenges that constrain women from maximizing their full potential, the Center for Private Enterprise (CIPE) recently spearheaded a two-day international conference (June 20-21) to cultivate dialogues that move beyond conventional modes used to assess and understand the lives the of women and their ability to impact policy and strengthen economies. The conference, entitled “Democracy that Delivers for Women,” drew an array of women and men from economic arenas, political landscapes, and organizational sectors to identify and share challenges, explore the attributes and trends in women’s leadership, and to gather insights for action in fueling a radical shift in the economic and political empowerment of women throughout the world.
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The First International Women in Business Convention to be held in Malaysia

Greetings from the First International Women in Business Convention (1WBC) Malaysia.

We are representing 27,000 members of women entrepreneurs throughout Malaysia. We wish to connect to the world through our first International Women in Business Convention (1WBC 2011) to be held in October 2011, 25-27 in Malaysia. Continue reading ‘The First International Women in Business Convention to be held in Malaysia’ »

A Conversation on Corporate Citizenship and Women’s Empowerment at Democracy That Delivers for Women

Angel Fraile speaking on Corporate Citizenship and Women's Empowerment

At the Democracy that Delivers for Women conference, the conversation on corporate citizenship was particularly insightful, offering examples of how adhering to good corporate governance standards and implementing corporate social responsibility programs can improve the business environment for women. The session was moderated by Taryn Bird, Manager of the Global Corporate Citizenship Program and Corporate Relations at the Business Civic Leadership Center, and included panelists Eileen Kaufman, Executive Director of Social Accountability International and Angel Fraile Coracho, Sustainable Development Manager at Endesa. Continue reading ‘A Conversation on Corporate Citizenship and Women’s Empowerment at Democracy That Delivers for Women’ »

Democracy That Delivers for Women: Political and Economic Empowerment

The conference on Democracy That Delivers for Women, June 20-21, opened with a view on the interconnections between women’s political, economic, and social empowerment. This theme flowed through remarks of distinguished speakers beginning with Ambassador Melanne Verveer. Ambassador Verveer observed that democracy without women is a contradiction, and that empowering women in the workplace is smart economics. Charlotte Ponticelli encouraged us to “connect the dots” across spheres, while CIPE Chairman Karen Kerrigan advocated a holistic view of empowerment. Kerrigan argued that women’s empowerment must go beyond simply acquiring rights, because anything given to you can be taken away.

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One Week Left to Register for Democracy that Delivers for Women!


CIPE’s Democracy that Delivers for Women conference is right around the corner and there is still time to register! On June 20th and 21st CIPE is bringing together successful women from around the world to examine practical approaches to women’s empowerment and participation. During the two day conference participants will discuss:

  • Connections between economic, political, and civic empowerment for women
  • The importance of women’s leadership and participation in policymaking
  • The role of business associations in women’s empowerment
  • Institutional reforms necessary for removing legal and cultural barriers to women’s empowerment

To learn more about the conference themes, agenda and speakers or to register visit the Democracy that Delivers for Women website.

Anna Weber
CIPE

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Building Better Chambers and Associations in Pakistan

“Chambers of commerce and business associations in Pakistan have started showing significant improvements in the way they serve their members. Contributing to that outcome is CIPE’s continued work on capacity building initiatives to help chamber and association staff learn modern corporate governance and management concepts. As a part of these efforts, last week CIPE organized the 3rd annual Secretaries’ General Conference in Lahore.

34 secretaries general (the paid CEO position) representing chambers of commerce and sectoral association from across Pakistan attended the event, including 17 new participants. CIPE efforts were also successful in bringing secretaries general from women chambers in areas such as Mardan, Peshawar and Quetta that are generally considered difficult for women’s empowerment. For Nazia Durrani, newly elected Secretary General of Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mardan, it was the first such event. “It was a great opportunity for me,” she said. Other participants shared that view, emphasizing that this annual conference provides them with a unique common platform for learning and networking.”

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Huzaifa Shabbir Hussain
CIPE

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