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women entrepreneurship

ADB funds over 20 mln USD for women-led SMEs

World

ADB funds over 20 mln USD for women-led SMEs

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has reported that it received 20.2 million USD from the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) in support of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) led by women.

Forum raises women’s awareness of start-ups

Business

Forum raises women’s awareness of start-ups

While the profile of Vietnamese businesswomen has been raised significantly in recent years with the emergence of leaders in certain sectors, budding women entrepreneurs still have to fight with one hand tied behind their backs.

Vietnamese female entrepreneurs empowered

Business

Vietnamese female entrepreneurs empowered

In Asian cultures with a strong patriarchal system, women are considered the weaker sex and caregivers, meaning that they must care for older parents, feed the family and educate children. Nowadays, many women replace their husbands as breadwinners instead of doing household chores.

ASEAN promotes businesswomen’s rights

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ASEAN promotes businesswomen’s rights

Disparities accessing to economic opportunities which have persisted across ASEAN and elsewhere in the world have created formidable challenges to the start-up, development and internationalisation of women-owned businesses.