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“Made by women”

9 January 2014

On 2 November, an exhibition of business products created by women entrepreneurs was held at the American University of Armenia.
The exhibition was organised by the Women’s Entrepreneurship Promotion and Empowerment Centre (WEPEC), which aims to combine the knowledge, experience and capabilities of Armenian women entrepreneurs by creating shared interests and supporting business development efforts. Participants principally included WEPEC members. Handmade products were shown, including pottery products (candlesticks, bowls, plates) and accessories made from different materials.
‘The aim of the exhibition is to get acquainted with the members of our organisation, and attract more members. It’s also an important means for sharing experience,’ said WEPEC head Laura Avagyan.
The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, opened the exhibition alongside the Director of the AUA Extension Programme, Arpie Balian.
Ambassador Hristea noted that the exhibition was a reflection of what women could do to empower themselves financially. Therefore, women could actively improve the general business environment in Armenia,paving the way for thetransformation of traditional patriarchal institutions. Hristea went on to say that, in the wake of this programme, Armenian women would become economically independent and would be given the opportunity to directly participate in and contribute to the economic development of the country.

“Made by women”

On 2 November, an exhibition of business products created by women entrepreneurs was held at the American University of Armenia. The exhibition was organised by the Women’s Entrepreneurship Promotion and Empowerment Centre (WEPEC), which aims to combine the knowledge, experience and capabilities of Armenian women entrepreneurs by creating shared interests and supporting business development efforts. Participants principally included WEPEC members. Handmade products were shown, including pottery products (candlesticks, bowls, plates) and accessories made from different materials. ‘The aim of the exhibition is to get acquainted with the members of our organisation, and attract more members. It’s also an important means for sharing experience,’ said WEPEC head Laura Avagyan. The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, opened the exhibition alongside the Director of the AUA Extension Programme, Arpie Balian. Ambassador Hristea noted that the exhibition was a reflection of what women could do to empower themselves financially. Therefore, women could actively improve the general business environment in Armenia,paving the way for thetransformation of traditional patriarchal institutions. Hristea went on to say that, in the wake of this programme, Armenian women would become economically independent and would be given the opportunity to directly participate in and contribute to the economic development of the country.