Ms. Angela Joo-Hyun Kang, Founder and Executive President of Global Competitiveness Empowerment Forum (GCEF) was invited as a speaker of the launch event of ISO International Workshop Agreement (IWA) on Women's Entrepreneurship - Key Definitions and General Criteria on March 8, 2021, jointly hosted by the International Trade Centre (ITC)’s SheTrades Initiative, the International Organisation for Standardisation, the Swedish Institute for Standards (SIS), and the Government Offices of Sweden.
This event marks the publication of ISO International Workshop Agreement (IWA) 34:2021 - Women's Entrepreneurship - Key Definitions and General Criteria, a ground-breaking achievement in the history of women’s entrepreneurial development aiming to harmonise a fragmented landscape of definitions and terms relating to women’s entrepreneurship.
The ISO IWA 34:2021 document is the result of a months-long series of multistakeholder consultations developed through 16 informal multistakeholder consultations and two formal workshops conducted in October and December 2020 over 300 international experts across the women’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Ms. Kang spoke about the perspectives of her reflections on the IWA process, how women enterprise associations could play a role in disseminating the IWA, and how IWA could empower women social entrepreneurs
• Event: Launch of ISO IWA 34:2021 on Women's Entrepreneurship - Key Definitions and General Criteria
• Type: Virtual online webinar
• Time: 15:30-16:30 CET, Monday, March 8, 2021
Welcome Remarks by ISO and ITC
Mr. Sergio Mujica, Secretary-General, ISO
Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director, International Trade Centre
Panel: How Can the IWA Support Your Agenda for Greater Inclusivity?
Moderator: Ms. Vanessa Erogbogbo, Chief of the Sustainable and Inclusive Value Chains Section and Head of SheTrades Initiative, International Trade Centre
Ms. Aurora “Boots” Geotina-Garcia, Chairperson, Phillipine Women’s Economic Network, Inc.
Ms. Angela Joo-Hyun Kang, Founder & Executive President, Global Competitiveness Empowerment Forum
Dr. Ifigeneia Douvitsa, Co-Founder, Ius Cooperativum & Member, ICA Cooperative Law Committee
Ms. Virginia Littlejohn, CEO & Founder, Quantum Leaps, Inc.
Ms. Annika Andreasen, CEO, Swedish Institute for Standards
• Registration: https://intracen.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlc-2upz8jHtNXBkic5VygT1SsuHUS9U5J
• Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1vqx8wKzYA&t=229s