EU-supported 5th Women Entrepreneurs' Club held in Yerevan
The 5th and the final Women Entrepreneurs’ Club (WE Club) was successfully held in Yerevan on April 11, 2019. The event was officially opened by the EU Ambassador H.E. Piotr Świtalski and Ambassador of Germany to Armenia H.E. Bernhard Matthias Kiesler.
In their speeches addressed to present women who are active in business and social fields of Armenia, the Ambassadors encouraged them to continue their efforts in transforming and building Armenia's economy, bringing examples from European countries and the difficult path women had their as well, but succeeded to become prominent leaders with substantial impact on their country's economies. As mentioned by Ambassador Switalski EU will continue supporting Armenian women further. Ambassador Kiesler noted that positive changes are seen in Armenia and it would surely continue in the future.
The 5th WE Club was the final one organised by EU-SMEDA project and it was transferred to the successor consortia consisting of Fashion and Design Chamber and VINK Consulting, which will ensure its further operation and sustainability.
The WE Clubs platform is the leading module of the Women Entrepreneurship initiative of the EU-SMEDA to promote and encourage women entrepreneurs who gather regularly to share, exchange, establish new business connections, learn and get inspired by each other’s successes. As to date, 5 WE Clubs were held in Yerevan, and 2 in Goris, Syunik marz, each on specific business topic. The WE clubs aim to be ultimately transferred to women-led consortia for sustainable continuation in Yerevan and marzes.
For more information visit the FB page of the WE Club: https://www.facebook.com/pg/weclubarmenia/
Photos of the 5th WE Club are available at: 5th WE Club Photos
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Եվրոպական միության «Աջակցություն ՓՄՁ զարգացմանը Հայաստանում» (EU-SMEDA) ծրագիրն արդեն երկրորդ անգամ աջակցում է «Գիտության և տեխնոլոգիաների միավորում» ամենամյա գիտաժողովի կազմակերպմանը, որը տեղի է ունենում հոկտեմբերի 11-12-ը։
The 3rd Regional WE Club took place in Sisian, Syunik Region on September 27 organised by the consortium of Goris Women Resource Center and Mirhav hotel. The latter are the successors of the WE Club platform in Syunik Region. The topic of the event was “Art of Sales”.
"Think Bigger, Think Future "- the Women Entrepreneurs' Workshop was held on August 28th organised by SMEDA project, aiming at summing up the series of activities on enhancing women entrepreneurship implemented by the project through it WE Clubs, WE Talks and working groups. It gathered leading women entrepreneurs, BMO representatives, advisers and trainers in Armenia to exchange and share their experiences on successful models for women entrepreneurship, discuss the current challenges and suggest strategic approaches for further development and promotion of women empowerment topic. The event hosted special guests form Germany and Georgia: Tinatin Rukhadze, Jean Elsner and Amelia Omerika, who eagerly shared and presented their success stories with useful tips during the "Mentorship and Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs" event following the workshop.
The message delivered by Tinatin Rukhadze, founder of a consulting company in Georgia, trainer and coach was that if a woman wants to be successful she should be strong and believe in herself, and only after that the rest of the world will believe in what she does. Do not be afraid to try and challenge, be strong and patient on your way to success, this was one of the inspiring messages to the Armenian women entrepreneurs.
The event was concluded by screening of the film on Women Heroes, produced by EU-SMEDA project: