The High-Level Event on Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development Post-2015 and Beijing+20: Women’s Economic Empowerment and Sustainable Development – the Synthesis for Success
Women in Entrepreneurship: a Multidimensional Contribution to Sustainable Development
Entrepreneurship is one of the most effective ways to unlock and show women’s potential, benefit for the communities and contribution to global sustainable development in all three dimensions – economic, social and environmental. The discussion aimed to identify best practices and examples of how women’s participation in economic processes and gender equality as such can efficiently contribute to sustained development, for instance, by sustainable production.
- Ms Michaela Bergman, Chief Counsellor for Social Issues, EBRD
- Ms Helen Hai, CEO, ‘’Made in Africa Initiative’’ and UNIDO Goodwill Ambassador
- Ms Rupa Ganguli, Founder and Director, "SPINNA Circle"
- Ms Sofia Amaral de Oliveira, Technical Specialist on Conditions of Work and Employment, and Gender Equality, ILO
- Ms Annelies van den Berg, Senior Expert, Plan Nederland
Artistry and technology come together in Seble’s silk scarves, to make the wearer part of the story. The vibrant paintings of Seblewongel Gelan tell stories of women’s lives in Ethiopia, documenting their role in the culture and economy of their country and their experiences as women.
A young Guatemalan label uses recycling to preserve the country's traditional weaving heritage in a unique contemporary collection. Jaspe Maya Moderno was founded by two young designers in Guatemala City, who had a passion for sustainability and for the country’s Mayan heritage.
"We’re a certified social enterprise and a member of the national trade body, Social Enterprise UK. We are one of more than 70,000 social enterprises across Britain tackling social and environmental problems. "