May 20, 2013

Women in Enterprise for Sustainable Growth

On the 15th of May 2013 EU40 supported an event by Women2020  titled “Women in Enterprise for Sustainable Growth” at Google’s offices in Brussels. This breakfast meeting for a small group of stakeholders interested in empowering women was part of a series of events organised by the Women2020 platform whose aim is to contribute to achieving the Europe2020 vision of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

A keynote speech was addressed by Dr. Joanna Drake, Director of SME Competitiveness, European Commission DG Enterprise & Industry whilst  further contributions were provided by Ms. Madi Sharma, rapporteur for Women in Business and Women on Boards, European Economic & Social Committee, Ms. Karen Wilson, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology & Industry, Structural Policy Division, Ms. Imelda Vital, Director, Amway International EU Affairs Office and Ms. Claire Munck, Director Business Development of Be Angels & Belgian Director of Go Beyond.

EU40 was happy to partner with other organisations in the framework of this event and is announcing the next event on Women promoting technology; through launch of new social media site VoteMyLink at the European Parliament on the 4th of June, from 6 to 7.30 pm.