On 22 May, our Chairwoman, Liz Search, and Vice-Chairwoman, Geetanjali Dhar, were interviewed by Noreen Mir on RTHK Radio 3’s 123 Show via a Facebook Live stream.
They talked about how WEN supports women entrepreneurs, especially during times of unrest and how to overcome challenges.
To watch the full episode, please click here.
There have been many news articles and social media posts about the various measures that the Hong Kong Government is taking to support individuals and business owners. However, you may not be able to see the wood through the trees with multiple information coming from all sides.
We are therefore happy to see that the Government has created a clear overview that outlines exactly what you are entitled to and which industries can apply for grants. It is encouraging to see that industries such as education and coaching have now been included too.
Please note, this booklet outlines only measures taken with regard to COVID-19. The other regular government grants can still be applied for separately, where applicable to your industry.
WEN is delighted to announce we will be the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Community Partner in the InnoVenture Salon at the 13th Asian Financial Forum on 13th and 14th January 2020.
The InnoVenture Salon is a dedicated platform connecting startups with potential investors and partners from around the world to which our Chairwoman, Liz Search, together with her two Vice-Chairwomen Nicole Graham and Geetanjali Dhar will bring expertise and feedback to those who are starting out on their entrepreneurial journey.
Our team of WEN representatives will be hosting session IV of the InnoVenture Startup Clinic: Scaling Your Business, on Tuesday 14th January 2020.
To register for the Forum, please click here.
WEN Chairwoman Kimberly Whiley was interviewed on RTHK Radio 3 in September. She talked about the history of WEN, its community and network and its mission of helping women business owners to scale up and plan an exit strategy. If you missed this very insightful interview, you can re-watch it here.
Furthermore, we were privileged to have BeFast TV present at our September Circle Event, “Technology That Works!” In this video, you will see the panel discussion, led by WEN Board Member Maura Thompson, about what are the most useful apps and tools available for women entrepreneurs and how to use them. To view this discussion, click here.
For more WEN recordings, check out our Facebook Live Gallery. This year, we’ve had FB Live recordings from Kimberly Whiley, Lori Granito, Nicole Graham, Geetanjali Dhar, Liz Search and Maura Thompson. Apart from a little bit of personal background about their journey as a successful business owner, they all share their tips and knowledge on how you can achieve the same. You can re-watch their LIVE recordings, as well as any Live Recordings we have had during our events here.
Check and like our WEN FACEBOOK page to stay up to date of details of the next FACEBOOK LIVE and other upcoming events.
The Women Business Owners Club (WBOC) today announced the launch of The Women Entrepreneurs Network (WEN). Their mission is to encourage, educate and empower women entrepreneurs in Hong Kong to scale up their businesses.
The Women Business Owners Club was a pioneer organiation for women entrepreneurs at a time when very few women were starting and running their own businesses. WBOC launched in 1985 and over the next 15 years organised numerous initiatives for women entrepreneurs which helped them start and grow their businesses.
WEN’s main goals are as follows:
- to encourage and educate women entrepreneurs
- to provide women entrepreneurs with networking opportunities to garner mutual support
- to empower women to scale up their businesses
WEN is being launched by WBOC with the support of ANZ and The Women’s Foundation (TWF). WEN will build on TWF’s research on Women’s Economic Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong (2014) which examines the opportunities and challenges facing women entrepreneurs in Hong Kong, as well as TWF’s programmes over the last few years in partnership with organisations like Google to help women entrepreneurs scale up their businesses. Earlier this year, TWF and ANZ also launched an Accelerator Programme for 20 women for-profit and social entrepreneurs.
Elizabeth Thomson, Founder of WBOC shared and said, “I am delighted that the pioneering work of WBOC in supporting and providing skills for women entrepreneurs is being continued as The Women Entrepreneurs Network. We anticipate seeing our members’ businesses grow and contribute to the business life of Hong Kong. Women in Hong Kong are creating new businesses daily and we look forward to working with them for their success in business.”
WEN will kick off its programme calendar in January with the launch of The Circle. The Circle will bring together women who are running businesses ranging from start-ups to more established ventures with the goal of helping them help each other. The Circle will also provide women entrepreneurs with access to experts on topics like legal challenges and marketing strategy in a small group format which will allow the entrepreneurs to learn from the experts as well as each other.
Membership of WEN is open to all women for profit entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs in Hong Kong who are looking to scale up their businesses.
For more information on events, visit their Events Page, or watch out for announcements on their Facebook and LinkedIn pages. If you would like more information, please email email@example.com.
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