Promoting women entrepreneurship and responsible business conduct to advance sustainability and decent work

The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme and Thammasat University are co-organizing an event to mark Women Entrepreneurship Week under the theme of Women Entrepreneurship and Responsible Business Conduct on 27 October 2020.

The Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) was set up by Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship of Montclair State University, United States of America. The objective is to raise awareness of the important role of female entrepreneurs and inspire the next generation to be creative, generate innovations and pursue their dreams. In 2019, 242 universities in 32 countries participated in the WEW and organized events on their respective campuses. In 2020, the 7th annual Weekly Women Entrepreneurship will begin on 21 September and run through 13 November 2020. For Thammasat University, it marks the fourth year that it has joined and organized a WEW event.

The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia Programme (Thailand) is a joint partnership between the European Union (EU), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The programme works with partners in Asia to promote respect for human rights, including labour rights, and responsible business standards in global supply chains both in sectors where women are highly employed but also in sectors where women are underrepresented. The programme does not only ensure gender mainstreaming in all activities but also supports establishing more inclusive business models which can contribute to women’s economic empowerment. The International Labour Organization, through the programme, is collaborating with Thammasat University to raise awareness in future business leaders on responsible business and, in this event, promote the leadership role of women and their role in making businesses more inclusive. The two organizations will co-organize the WEW under the theme of Women Entrepreneurship and Responsible Business Conduct on 27 October 2020.

This activity will be hear presentations and engage on panel discussions.