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 businesses.This conference aims to demonstrate the potential of entrepreneurship as a critical avenue towards inclusive growth and women's economic empowerment.
New Connections conference gathers a diverse group of experts and practitioners to discuss the challenges and share promising practices to accelerate progress. New Connections is also a meeting place - where we learn, inspire and create new partnerships across countries and sectors.
The conference will take place in Oslo, Norway, on 22 November 2016, and is a full-day event with a broad range of speakers and panels.
Co-founder She Leads Africa
Associate Partner TechnoRocks
Chairperson of the Women Advisory Council for DFCU Bank
CEO Innovation Norway
Senior Manager Financial Inclusion Lead at Accenture Development Partnerships
Startup Director Oslo Business Region
Director, Software Group Norge, IBM
Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise
Director Norfund – Norwegian Investment Fund for Development Countries
Humanitarian Sales and Programme Manager
Executive Programme Manager
Virke (The Enterprise Federation of Norway)
New Connections moderator
National Director, CARE Norway