Swedish Embassy in Cairo celebrates Egyptian female entrepreneurs on International Day of Women Entrepreneurship



Sun, 21 Nov 2021 - 02:08 GMT


Sun, 21 Nov 2021 - 02:08 GMT

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CAIRO - 21 November 2021:  The Embassy of Sweden in Cairo, partnered with Entreprenelle and hosted a reception at the Swedish Ambassador’s residence on the 18th of November to celebrate the International Day of Women Entrepreneurship, which was attended by Representatives of the ministry of Planning, Ministry of Social Solidarity, Ministry of youth and sports and the National Council of Women in addition to some of Egypt’s top female entrepreneurs.


The reception began with opening speeches from the Swedish Ambassador, Mr. Håkan Emsgård and Ms. Rania Ayman, founder of Enterprenelle. the reception focused on the participation of women in Egypt’s entrepreneurial scene.


“Gender Equality is a priority for the Swedish government. In 2019 33% of new companies in Sweden were started by a woman and we continue to see an increase each year. I’m happy to see that Gender Equality also is a priority for the Egyptian government were around 30% of new companies are led by women. However, the issues often occur when its time to take the next step, such as finding investors and financing. It needs to become easier for women to take that next step and grow their business thru financing and networks where support can be found” said the Swedish Ambassador.


He added “We have a good base to stand on in order to do better. By creating an eco-system for women to take part in and benefitting from, we add an important building block for the future. And by making full use, 100 percent of 100 million people, the full potential of Egypt will be realized.”


It is worth mentioning that Last week, The Embassy of Sweden in Cairo to celebrate the graduation of 55 Egyptian women from the Corporate Directors Certification Program (CDCP). A program that facilitated for many of them to join the board of directors in the private sector in Egypt. Sweden is very proud to be supporting this program and these Women through the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).


About Entreprenelle:


Entreprenelle is an Egyptian social development & business impact organization that mainly aims to support women economically by educating, training and linking them to all the possible entrepreneurship resources. Entreprenelle successfully have been impacting more than 100,000 Egyptian women & generating thousands of projects. 


“No one can succeed alone and to make a difference we need to work together. I am here today to ask for your support and participation in order to help more women start their business. Because when SHE CAN, EGYPT CAN and WE ALL CAN” Said the CEO of Enreprenelle Ms. Rania Ayman.


The Social Development organization “Entreprenelle” was granted the license of Women entrepreneurs’ Day Organization (WEDO) exclusively in Egypt and will be doing some major activities this year and next year starting with the Global Entrepreneurship Week event on 22 November, SHE CAN Cairo summit 5 th of march 2022 and SHE CAN Alexandria 19 th of March 2022. In addition to that they will be hosting a free webinar for more than 2000 women entrepreneurs on different spectrum and entrepreneurship hacks.

A Press release from the Swedish embassy in Cairo



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