Following the success of the inaugural World Women Economic & Business Summit 2022, the 2023 edition will reiterate the theme of empowerment and leadership. The 2023 summit aims to further highlight and celebrate women’s achievements and gathers women leaders from far and near, which includes government, business, media, women associations, global official institutions, and NGOs under one roof thereby facilitating unprecedented access to distinguished women leaders.
The event is an important opportunity for local and regional women leaders to promote the exchange of best practices, knowledge on leadership, and women's empowerment in shaping the future.
The Summit will have interactive panel sessions and will also celebrate outstanding Women Business Leader with Business Excellence Awards and recognize outstanding contributions through the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Over the past decade, a growing body of evidence indicates that women are key to economic growth. As International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Christine Lagarde said: “More women at work means good news for the global economy.” This session will discuss and explore how can we promote empowerment for female leaders? What are the challenges? How can women further the mainstreaming of gender policies within institutions, programs, budgets, and tax policies, etc, that contributes to an increase in female employment. What are the pitfalls and how can women effect the change? What are the issues present in further integrating women in the economy that comes rife with many social and cultural overtones especially in conservative and traditional societies? How can women shape our digital economy?
Women entrepreneurs statistics show that 252 million entrepreneurs out of approximately 582 million in the world are female. Added to 153 million women who have already been running businesses, we can see the impact of women on business. Research also shows that women now account for 41% of the global workforce and control more than $20 trillion in annual spending. Predictions are that this number will go up to $28 trillion in the next few years (https://whattobecome.com/blog/women-entrepreneurs-statistics/). What is the future challenges women in business and entrepreneurs will face amidst a global downturn in 2023? What are the new opportunities? Besides showing leadership, what other qualities or attributes women must have to succeed?
Financial institutions need to tailor financial services to support women business customers and fuel women-led micro, small, and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) growth according to a newly published report from Women’s World Banking, a global authority on women’s financial inclusion. What are the challenges in access to finance for women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and what are your recommendations of the ways to improve it.
As women in management in your respective companies, how would you go about developing and nurturing the next generation of women leaders and at the same time scale new heights yourself? How do you go about: • Building a strong pipeline of women for leadership roles • Increasing opportunities for women to accelerate advancement. • Evaluating the importance of development programs (i.e., mentoring) to help women navigate their careers. • Encouraging women to take on stretch assignments or bigger roles. • Creating the right environment to recruit and retain a diverse workplace and more.