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Social Entrepreneurship • Overcoming Barriers • Transcending Stereotypes
To celebrate International Women's Day we invited Amanda Ellis, lead specialist, Gender and Development for World Bank to join us from Washington DC. In this role Amanda spearheads an exciting new global research program to document the ease of Doing Business for Women across 180 countries. She also manages the World Bank's Global Private Sector Leaders CEO Forum to promote women's economic empowerment.

With Amanda are two amazing women (one from The Phillipines and the other from Singapore). These women's businesses aided by the programs that the World Bank has spearheaded and they are both inspiring, successful entrepreneurs who will share their stories in this webinar recording.

You'll hear:

Why it's important to them to give back and be social entrepreneurs
Their trailblazer stories
Inspiring accounts of the mistakes they made and how they overcome them
A different point of view of doing business

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  • Social Entrepreneurship • Overcoming Barriers • Transcending Stereotypes To celebrate International Women's Day we've invited Amanda Ellis, lead specialist, Gender and Development for World Bank to join us from Washington DC. In this role Amanda spearheads an exciting new global research program to document the ease of Doing Business for Women across 180 countries. She also manages the World Bank's Global Private Sector Leaders CEO Forum to promote women's economic empowerment.Joining Amanda will be two amazing women (one from The Phillipines and the other from Singapore). These women's businesses aided by the programs that the World Bank has spearheaded and are both inspiring, successful entrepreneurs who will share their stories.You'll hear:Why it's important to them to give back and be social entrepreneursTheir trailblazer storiesInspiring accounts of the mistakes they made and how they overcome themA different point of view of doing business
  • Social Entrepreneurship • Overcoming Barriers • Transcending Stereotypes To celebrate International Women's Day we've invited Amanda Ellis, lead specialist, Gender and Development for World Bank to join us from Washington DC. In this role Amanda spearheads an exciting new global research program to document the ease of Doing Business for Women across 180 countries. She also manages the World Bank's Global Private Sector Leaders CEO Forum to promote women's economic empowerment.Joining Amanda will be two amazing women (one from The Phillipines and the other from Singapore). These women's businesses aided by the programs that the World Bank has spearheaded and are both inspiring, successful entrepreneurs who will share their stories.You'll hear:Why it's important to them to give back and be social entrepreneursTheir trailblazer storiesInspiring accounts of the mistakes they made and how they overcome themA different point of view of doing business
  • Amanda Ellis - World BankAmanda Ellis is Lead Specialist, Gender and Development, for the World Bank Group.
In this role Amanda spearheads an exciting new global research program to document the ease of Doing Business for Women across 180 countries. She also manages the World Bank’s Global Private Sector Leaders CEO Forum to promote women’s economic empowerment.Amanda founded the gender program at the International Finance Corporation, assisting IFC clients in developing countries, providing lines of credit for women-owned SMEs through commercial banks and practical initiatives to assist women entrepreneurs with business and management training, and to access markets. Within two years gender inclusive projects at the IFC grew from only 2% to 23% of the advisory portfolio. Over $40m was committed to financing women entrepreneurs in Nigeria, Uganda and Tanzania through the first ever SME credit lines for women in Africa.Prior to joining the World Bank, Amanda was Head of Women’s Markets and National Manager for Women in Business at Westpac Banking Corporation, Australia where she and her team grew annual revenues by half a billion dollars in three years. An economist with specialisation in international trade and development economics, Amanda previously worked for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for ten years, including roles at the OECD in Paris, NZ Consul to the French territories and manager of NZ aid programs in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.Amanda is the author of two best selling Random House titles, Women’s Business, Women’s Wealth (2002), and Woman 2 Woman: New Zealand women share their experiences of career and business (2004), and lead author of three World Bank titles in the Directions in Development Series on gender and growth in Africa.Amanda serves on the Board of the East-West Center Association in Hawaii and the OECD International Advisory Panel on women’s entrepreneurship. She is a founding member of the Global Banking Alliance for Women and a member of Zonta International.
  • Elim Chew - 77th StreetBusiness Type: Fashion Accessories and Lifestyle Retail
Employee Number: 100
Business Reach: Singapore, China, IndiaWhen Elim Chew first arrived back home in Singapore after hairdressing school in London, her purple hair and outrageous fashion sense made quite an impact. Twenty years later Elim’s business success and her innovative, creative approach are regularly held up as a model to other aspiring business owners. 

Elim is a trendsetter. She started Singapore’s first street wear company, 77th Street, twenty years ago, was the first Singaporean company to enter China’s booming retail market, and she combined business with philanthropy long before it became fashionable to do so. From her initial investment of S$1,000 (US$665), Elim has built a multi-million dollar business selling fashion and accessories to youth and young adults, with 14 shops in Singapore, a successful mall in the middle of Beijing and a wholesale distribution network in Mumbai, India.Both Elim’s and Singapore’s approach to business have evolved in the past two decades. You'll hear how: How the local business environment has helped her business Why being a young person in business initially worked against her How she used innovation to diversify her product range The role that hiring and training the right staff has made to her success How she's 'giving back' to inspire other entrepreneurs
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  • Social Entrepreneurship • Overcoming Barriers • Transcending Stereotypes Global Roundtable
  • Stella De Zotti Australian Businesswomen’s Network Social Entrepreneurship • Overcoming Barriers • Transcending Stereotypes Global Roundtable
  • Suzi Dafnis Australian Businesswomen’s Network Social Entrepreneurship • Overcoming Barriers • Transcending Stereotypes Global Roundtable
    • Raising hands
    • Questions
    • Messages to the hosts
    • Who else is on this session?
    Suzi Dafnis Australian Businesswomen’s Network Social Entrepreneurship • Overcoming Barriers • Transcending Stereotypes Global Roundtable
  • Amanda Ellis Lead Specialist, Gender and Development World Bank Social Entrepreneurship • Overcoming Barriers • Transcending Stereotypes Global Roundtable
  • Pacita U. Juan ECHOstore: Sustainable Lifestyle Social Entrepreneurship • Overcoming Barriers • Transcending Stereotypes Global Roundtable Elim Chew 77 th Street
  • Elim Chew 77 th Street Social Entrepreneurship • Overcoming Barriers • Transcending Stereotypes Global Roundtable
  • Elim Chew 77 th Street Social Entrepreneurship • Overcoming Barriers • Transcending Stereotypes Global Roundtable
  • Elim Chew 77 th Street Social Entrepreneurship • Overcoming Barriers • Transcending Stereotypes Global Roundtable
  • Pacita U. Juan ECHOstore: Sustainable Lifestyle Social Entrepreneurship • Overcoming Barriers • Transcending Stereotypes Global Roundtable
    • Place your questions in the Question box or raise your hand. To speak ensure your microphone is on.
    Q & A Social Entrepreneurship • Overcoming Barriers • Transcending Stereotypes Global Roundtable
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    Next Steps Social Entrepreneurship • Overcoming Barriers • Transcending Stereotypes Global Roundtable
      • Imagine the success your business could achieve with the help of a Mentor
      • increase your confidence
      • have more direction and a clear plan for your business
      • get new skills
      • access the helpful advice and experience 
of a mentor
      • collaborate with like-minded women who are also growing a business?
      • The MentorNet program starts 25 March 2009
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