Digital women entrepreneurs to join world leaders at UNGA

22 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Five successful women entrepreneurs who have broken the new digital ground and created wealth and jobs in various developing countries will be unveiled on the margins of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York next week.

They will join world leaders as they review the progress made in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Friday, reports UNB.

UNCTAD will announce the first “eTrade for Women Advocates”, seven “super” women – all digital entrepreneurs – who have been selected by the UN to inspire other digital women entrepreneurs and help ensure that women have a seat and voice at the policymaking table for a more inclusive local, regional and global digital economy. 

Five of the seven advocates – hailing from China, Cote d’Ivoire, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, North Macedonia and Rwanda – will be introduced to the world, on the sidelines of the General Assembly.

The “eTrade for Women Advocates” will be in New York from 23 to 26 September to provide insights on how women digital entrepreneurs are a formidable force for inclusive wealth creation and development.

The five who will be in New York are: Xiaofei Yao from China, founder and CEO of Rogrand; Patricia Zoundi Yao from Côte d’Ivoire, founder and CEO of Quickcash; Helianti Hilman from Indonesia, founder and CEO of Javara; Claudia de Heredia from Mexico, co-founder and COO of Kichink; and Nina Angelovska, North Macedonia’s minister of finance and co-founder of Grouper.mk.


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