WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE SDGS

in partnership with UN Women
Event
Session Type
Conference
Session Themes
Entrepreneurship
Room number
Room XI
Event Manager
Ms. Natalia Guerra
Contact Email
natalia.guerra@unctad.org
26 October 2018
10:00 - 13:00 Europe/Zurich
Europe/Zurich

This interactive session, organized in collaboration with UN Women, shares views on policies and good practices to develop an effective ecosystem to support women entrepreneurship, which is an essential part of the Sustainable Development Goals.  Experts will review the initiatives taken by the G7 and the G20 aimed to support women and girls to harness digitalization and reinforcing efforts to reduce the gender gap in participation by 25% by 2025. The discussion will aide policy formulation and implementation to embed women entrepreneurship as one of the key ways to promote sustainable and inclusive growth.

Issues for the debate:

  • The “eSkills4Girls” initiative
  • The “Women’ Entrepreneurship Facility”
  • Good practices in “bridging the digital gender divide”
  • The activities of the G20 “Women’s Business Council”

Speakers

Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
First lady of the Kingdom of Lesotho
CEO, Bisila Bokoko Embassy Services International (BBES)
President, Sustainable Finance Group
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
Professor, Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Development, Fellow and Past-President of the Institute of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE), University of Hertfordshire
Executive Director, Commonwealth Businesswomen Network
Manager, Women’s Empowerment Principles Secretariat, UN Women
Chair, Social Innovation, IMD Lausanne
Director Banco de la Nación, Argentina
Investor and Mentor, Srkay
Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, University of Tasmania, Australia
Founder & Managing Director, Women Worldwide Web (W4)
Co- Founder of Pan-African Women Accelerator and Global Entrepreneurship Network Africa, Research Director