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“Women’s Entrepreneurship Week” is taking place in Yerevan from 8 to 11 June 2015, organised by the Armenian Young Women’s Association (AYWA) under the umbrella of the World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM). The week is co-financed by the European Union in Armenia.
11390234_855879411132656_4648998405416274655_nAs the week began, the Head of the Cooperation Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Hoa-Binh Adjemian, underlined the EU’s commitment to supporting Armenia in all areas of mutual interest: ‘The EU is the primary donor supporting Armenia and Armenia citizens, particularly women. EU cooperation with Armenia is gender sensitive as equality is at the core of EU-Armenia shared values. There are many projects currently being implemented in Armenia with the support of the EU – many of them are connected to the rights of Armenian women’.
Part of the week will be an international conference of women entrepreneurs entitled “Vision of new developments”. The conference is aimed at presenting the successful experiences of women entrepreneurs from different countries, and sharing ideas and best practices to establish a good basis for further cooperation between local and international businesswomen. This conference offers a good stage for women entrepreneurs to create new links with new potential partners, find opportunities for investment in Armenia, and network more widely with women entrepreneurs on the global level. The explicit goals of the conference are to:
• Create links and strengthen cooperation between women entrepreneurs and business owners in Armenia and abroad;
• Facilitate the development of women’s entrepreneurship;
• Improve the business environment for small- and medium-sized enterprises;
• Promote investment in business and the establishment of joint ventures in Armenia.
Target areas for investment and cooperation in Armenia from women’s entrepreneurship point of view include the education, culture, energy, tourism, and information technology industries, as well as mining, textiles, petrochemicals, and agriculture, among others. Members of FCEM, women entrepreneurs from Armenia and abroad, ambassadors, scientists, and business experts, as well as representatives of state bodies, financial structures, international organisations, the public sector, and mass media, have been invited and are expected to participate in the conference.
11401077_855879464465984_8082348570469790137_nThe President of AWYA, Lilit Asatryan, spoke ahead of the conference: ‘Our aim is to highlight the importance of female entrepreneurship, as well as to give women in business the opportunity to communicate with female entrepreneurs working in various international organisations and/or running large enterprises, which will lead to cooperation’.
“Women’s Entrepreneurship Week” will include other activities, among which study visits to businesses and corporations, a trade fair to facilitate bilateral and multilateral meetings, B2B sessions, exhibitions of work by female artists, and other cultural programmes.