- A global conference on female entrepreneurs
Tuesday 22. November 2016
Time: 08.30 - 15.00
Place: MESH Norway, Tordenskiolds gate 3, 0160 Oslo Norway
About New Connections
Enabling women to create and grow their own businesses is an important part of women’s economic empowerment, which again is key for advancing sustainable development for all. We also know that active economic participation from more women creates economic value – and better business value.
However, women face many barriers – structural, informal and formal – to starting enterprises and make them successful. Starting innovation- or technology-driven firms presents particular challenges. How can we change this? How can we support female entrepreneurs - across countries and regions?
This conference aims to demonstrate the potential of entrepreneurship as a critical avenue towards inclusive growth and women’s economic empowerment. It is our ambition that “New Connections” is a meeting place - where we learn, inspire and create new connections and new partnerships across countries and sectors.
This conference will gather participants from a variety of sectors and geographies to discuss this challenge and share promising practices to accelerate progress.