Empretec Women in Business Awards 2018

in partnership with UN Women and the Commonwealth Women Business Forum
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25 October 2018
18:00 - 20:00 Europe/Zurich

Organized together with UN Women and the Commonwealth Women Business Forum, the Empretec Women in Business Award are granted to women-owned businesses that have benefited from the business development services of the Empretec programme – a pioneering UNCTAD programme for the promotion of entrepreneurship that operates in 40 developing countries. In line with this year’s World Investment Forum theme, the Award will focus on the crucial role of women entrepreneurship in advancing the SDGs. The awards presentation will give women entrepreneurs the stage to share how they contribute to sustainable development in different sectors.


Secretary-General, UNCTAD
President, Sustainable Finance Group
Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project
WBA finalist, Co-founder & Chairperson, IRA - International Robotics Academy
WBA Finalist, Founder and CEO, Ouseuse, Brazil
WBA finalist, 4Tune Factory
WBA Finalist and Founder, CEO/Director/ Principal, Victorious Education Services (VES), Uganda
WBA finalist, Founding member/ Administrator, ConsMoz Limited
Board Member, Lavazza Group
Chair, Social Innovation, IMD Lausanne
Associate Professor of the Dept of Management & Technology, Grenoble Ecole de Management
Investor and Mentor, Srkay
CEO, Delance
Head of Investment Pipeline, Symbiotics SA
Senior VP & GM for Central and Eastern Europe at Dell EMC
Entrepreneur International School of Geneva – Ecolint
Founder and President, Global Entrepreneurship Network
Managing Director, Richemont Montblanc