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Reigniting the Women’s Empowerment Principles in the Indian Ocean Rim

  • Theme of Event

    Women’s Economic Empowerment

  • Venue
    Virtual Meeting
  • Date
    12 – 12 Jan 2021

What tools are now available to reignite the commitments of WEPs signatories in IORA countries, as well as attracting new companies to join the WEPs?

UN Women moderated the webinar and our guest speakers for this webinar were:

  • Shinta Widjaja Kamdani, CEO of the Sintesa Group, an Indonesian group with 16 subsidiaries, which operate in the Property, Energy, Industrial Products, and Consumer Products. She also serves as the Vice Chairwoman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN Indonesia) and Employers’ Association of Indonesia (APINDO), Executive Board of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), among others. In 2019, she was awarded as Woman Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Award (ACES Award).
  • Katja Freiwald of the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, and leader of ‘WeEmpowerAsia’, a joint programme of the European Union and UN Women that aims to increase the number of women who lead and participate in private-sector businesses in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, thereby advancing inclusive and sustainable growth along with stronger links between European and Asian markets through gender-sensitive trade and supply chains.


The speakers shared their experiences of implementing the WEPs and how it has led to better business.


A recording of this webinar is available here.


This webinar is part of a series on the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) organized by the UN Women project "Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment in the Indian Ocean Rim". This project is supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and is being implemented in coordination with the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). 


For more information about IORA’s work on Women’s Economic Empowerment, read here.


The full list of activities under the IORA-UN Women partnership, supported by the Government of Australia, is available here.