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Beijing, Tianjin and Heibei Province Women Entrepreneurs Collaborate

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Women entrepreneurs in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province are willing and able to actively participate in a new type of collaboration.   The three associations of women entrepreneurs sought to implement the Beijing, Tianjin and Heibei Province collaborative development strategy, a joint initiative of the three women entrepreneurs, and signed the “Women Entrepreneurs Association of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei letters of intent” Agreement.

The move aims to combine the three regions’ women entrepreneurs respectively with the advantages of modern industrial division, to build an efficient communications platform for member companies to strengthen economic exchanges and cooperation and to promote resource integration and industrial docking. It also encourages women to participate in social welfare undertakings, to assume social responsibility, and jointly promote development.

Read the entire article:  Female Entrepreneurs to Participate in Regional Cooperation – All China Women’s Federation

Related:  Women of China – All China Women’s Federation

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Join Laurel Delaney For An Export Webinar (9/18/14)

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Plan in advance and register to participate in Laurel Delaney’s export webinar taking place on September 18, 2014 at 12 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT.  The webinar is hosted by Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP).  WIPP is on the forefront of giving women-owned small businesses the tools and access necessary to be a part of the ever-expanding global economy.  Some facts from the SBA Office of Advocacy’s recent report, Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories:

There are a growing number of small businesses exporting each year, and the data shows that a total of 304,867 companies exported goods from the United States in 2012. Of these, 297,995 or 99.7% were small firms; and they generated about a third (or 33%) of the nation’s total known export value.

Learn more and register for the webinar (it’s free):  Exporting:  A Promise of Growth; Part 1 of 3:  Getting Started in Exporting — Are You Ready? 

Note from Laurel:  I look forward to connecting with you on September 18th!

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

 

Best Places In the World For Female Entrepreneurship?

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Dell announced the results of the second annual Gender-Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI), revealing that more than 75 per cent of the countries surveyed were not meeting the most fundamental conditions required for female entrepreneurs to prosper.  In a nutshell, Australia (pictured) has been named one of three best places for female entrepreneurship, together with the United States and Sweden, while India increased its ranking in 2014, compared to last year.

According to the study, India has moderate female entrepreneurship environment in terms of women identifying opportunities to start businesses (60%), feeling they have the skills (52%) and do not fear failure in starting a business (57%).

Learn more about GEDI findings:  Women Entrepreneurship:  India Has Moderate Startup Activity

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Untapping The Potential of Pakistani Women Entrepreneurs

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Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Punjab has already taken an initiative to discover and groom women entrepreneurs who have excellent handicraft skills.  The intent is to boost textile exports and help women at the same time develop their capabilities.

Besides local training, the authority has enlisted the assistance of European experts to provide necessary training to these entrepreneurs’ who have an aim to expand their business to European markets.

Read the entire article:  Tapping potential:  Exploring women entrepreneurship

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Investing in Women Entrepreneurs Will Break Barriers to Exporting

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Over the next two years, Australia will serve as a champion to improve the capacity of trade promotion agencies in the APEC region to support women exporters says Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, Natasha Stott Despoja.

While leading Australia’s delegation to the APEC Women and the Economy Forum (WEF) in Beijing, Ms. Stott Despoja said Australia’s foreign policy and aid program were targeting three persistent challenges to gender equality by addressing violence against women and girls, supporting women’s leadership and promoting women’s economic empowerment.

Ms. Stoff Despoja adds, “Research has shown that women face greater barriers to exporting – such as access to finance, resources and information.”

Read the news:  Investing in region’s women exporters

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Women Help Solve Big Challenges in Our World

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The International Women’s Hackathon (second one took place April 25-27th) is a crowdsourcing event to empower young women leaders in computer science.

By providing a fun and safe environment in which to explore computing, the hackathon encourages and supports university women around the world to become producers of future innovations in technology and help solve challenges in the world today.

The goal is to have hundreds of events around the world as the future women innovators help solve big challenges in our world.

Feel free to explore below:

Read the entire article:  International Women’s Hackathon 2014
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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Welcome WELA

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The Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership for Africa (WELA) in Kenya aims to empower female executives in the small and medium enterprise (SME) segment. Kenyan female entrepreneurs will benefit from a mentorship program recently launched by industry lobbyists  and world renowned business think tanks.

For all Kenyan women entrepreneurs, this is a good way to rebrand your business, explore new markets and forge strategic relationships in order to grow.

Read more:  Kenya launches program to empower female entrepreneurs 

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(Have a minute?  Please vote for my new “Exporting” book, which has been nominated for the Small Business Book Award in Technology!  Click on the box below and then click VOTE.  Thanks so much in advance.)

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

50 Most Powerful and Influential Business Women in Ireland

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Who are the top women deal-makers and game-changers in the Irish business world? You can find out through the inaugural Sunday Independent 50 most powerful and influential business women in Ireland list, which provides a snapshot of the top executives at the helm of some of the country’s most innovative, fast-moving and profitable companies.

Congrats to all the women who made the list!

Read:  The 50 Most Influential and Powerful Women in Business [in Ireland]

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney


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