Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Organizes Women in Business Fair
Albanian Daily News
Published October 2, 2017
The Dutch Embassy in Tirana in cooperation with “Together for Life” and the Network of Albanian Women Entrepreneurs (NAWE) organised an event dedicated to women in business.
This fair brought together women entrepreneurs, social business initiatives, civil society and other partners in a setting to connect and inspire.
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Dewi van de Weerd, welcomed the guests and highlighted Dutch efforts to promote a sustainable entrepreneurship culture, which encourages women entrepreneurship as key to inclusive economic growth. She said: "The high interest we had while organizing this event shows that women want to grow, connect and cooperate in a business-for-business model. I believe the country is clearly navigating past limitations which have traditionally held back women entrepreneurs”
The event was also greeted by Deputy Prime Minister, Mrs. Senida Mesi, and Minister of Entrepreneurship, Mrs. Sonila Qato. The screening of the documentary “Rruga” from Dutch artist Su Tomesen on street vendors attracted attention and generated discussions on ways to improve such a situation. The book of Elizabeth Gowing “The Silver Thread” was also introduced by the author. She described the filigree’s journey through the Balkans and its flowering in Istanbul, in Albania's cities and into the country's highlands.