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Women Empowerment

We believe that women can contribute so much more to the Entrepreneurship, Startup and Innovation community. Come see what our partners and us have been doing to support them!

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Breaking the Green Ceiling: Women Entrepreneurship in the ASEAN Green Economy

27 June 2023

In this article, Giulia Ajmone Marsan (Strategy and Partnership Director) and Rubeena Singh (External Consultant) from Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) examine the importance of women entrepreneurship in advancing the ASEAN green economy.

This article is published in collaboration with the Tech for Good Institute.


Women Empowerment, Closing Gender Gap Reaffirmed in G20 Ministerial Conference

24 August 2022

G20 leaders reaffirmed their commitment to discuss promising practices and critical issues that will close the gender gap and empower women economically.


Dr Giulia Ajmone Marsan moderated the second session of Second G20 Ministerial Conference on Women Empowerment (G20 MCWE) 2022 held in Bali, Indonesia, on 24–25 August 2022.

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Global Dialogue on Women and Digital Entrepreneurship Featured in UNCTAD’s eCommerce Week

28 April 2022

As part of the eCommerce Week organised by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and eTrade for All, ERIA co-organised "How Can Women Digital Entrepreneurs Boost Inclusion? Peer-learning Dialogue Across Regions", to discuss challenges, opportunities, and new approaches to forward-looking strategies on sustainability in the region. 


Dare to Start: Addressing Gender Gaps in Entrepreneurship in Asia

5 July 2022

This webinar aimed to bring together expertise and knowledge regarding the region, data, policy, education, and gender issues, and to identify ways to address potential structural and emerging challenges that may be impeding women entrepreneurship.


ERIA-ADB SEADS 2022: Women Leaders Driving Sustainable Transformation in ASEAN

16 March 2022

As part of the annual ADB Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS), on 16 March 2022, ERIA co-organized a session on Women Driving Sustainable Transformation in ASEAN, with the aim to discuss challenges, opportunities, and new approaches to forward-looking strategies on sustainability in the region.


Women Entrepreneurs: Empowering at the Grassroots

27 January 2022

The final episode of ERIA-CIIE.CO Roundtable Talk, Building Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Insight from ASEAN and India was moderated by Ms Trisha Ghosal, Partner – Insights at CIIE.CO and co-hosted by Dr Giulia Ajmone Marsan, ERIA Director for Strategy and Partnership, and attracted more than 160 participants across the Asia-Pacific region. Four speakers from ASEAN and India, shared their knowledge and perspective on women rural entrepreneurs.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution Needs more Women and Girls to Drive an Inclusive Post-Pandemic Recovery

30 November 2021

This opinion piece was written by ERIA's  Strategy and Partnership Director at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Dr Giulia Ajmone Marsan and  Mr Ravindra Ngo, CEO and Founder the Asian Network, and has been published in Manila Times, The Jakarta Post and the World Economic Forum Website

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