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Global Press Conference – Pandemic Impact on Women Entrepreneurship

October 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

SPECIAL INVITATION TO THE VIRTUAL GLOBAL PRESS CONFERENCE
Global Survey: Pandemic Impact on Women Entrepreneurship
Date: 13 October 2020 I Time: 2 pm GMT
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8COWcq4FQs6h1knIEJh0fA

  • How do you feel about your government’s post-pandemic recovery plan?
  • How would you rate your government’s response to the pandemic?
  • How would you prioritize health and education?
  • Has internet access or speed been a challenge for you during this pandemic?
  • What is your preference for returning to school plans for children in your family or in your community?
  • Has childcare been a challenge during this pandemic for your family or in your community?
  • If you have had to supervise your child’s education during the pandemic please indicate if and how this has impacted your business?
  • How long can your business last without additional funding?
  • Would you be willing to invest in the digital transformation of your business?
  • How would you rate the conditions for women entrepreneurship since the onset of the pandemic?
  • Has the pandemic affected your personal standard of living?
  • Have you closed a business since the onset of the pandemic?
  • Since the onset of the pandemic, which of the following factors has created the most difficulties for women entrepreneurship?

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As an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum is planning to submit a comprehensive economic and financial support plan to the G20 leadership in order to alert policymakers about the urgent needs of women startups, scaleups, entrepreneurs and SMEs.

To gather data for this important report, the WBAF Research Institute conducted an extensive survey of  global entrepreneurship ecosystem. Insights from the survey will be incorporated into the support plan that we will present to the G20, and it will also inform WBAF action plans for supporting women startups and entrepreneurs during today’s difficult pandemic business environment.

Respondents to the survey included business owners across multiple industries in more than 100 countries. It elicited opinions on issues in a variety of domains ranging from financing, the workforce, business model realignment, and types of support that are needed during this turbulent economic period.

Additional insights: The results highlighted impacts across all industries, a need for liaising between business owners and policymakers, an equal downturn in short- and long-term investments, and complex contingency plans that include reducing costs, laying off staff, and seeking additional capital to sustain their business.

Global Press Conference:
Global Survey: Pandemic Impact on Women Entrepreneurship: A WBAF Global Survey
Towards a digitally hyper-connected entrepreneurial ecosystem

Date: 13 October 2020
Time: 2 pm GMT

30 Minutes + 15 Minutes Q&A

Welcome Speech
Baybars Altuntas, Executive Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum
An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI)

Presentation
Dr Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes, Secretary General, Research Institute, World Business Angels Investment Forum

An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI)

  • PowerPoint presentation of the survey & key findings

Introducing the Survey Results

Prof Inderjit Singh, President, WBAF Research Institute, World Business Angels Investment Forum
An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI)

  • A comparative analysis of key findings with surveys conducted by the World Bank, IMF, OECD, World Economic Forum, NASDAQ, Ernst and Young Global, Deloitte, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and the SME Finance Forum of IFC
  • WBAF opinion statement
  • Q&A Session
  • Providing the link to download the survey results and opinion statement

Special Remarks

Swati Mandela, President, Global Women Leaders Committee, World Business Angels Investment Forum

Ayumi Moore Aoki, President of Women in Tech

Marie-Christine Oghly, World President, World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM)

Closing Remarks

Dr Paul Doany, Rector, WBAF Business School

An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI)

 

The WBAF Press Team will send a special link to you after you complete the following short media accreditation form. Your email address and/or WhatsApp number has already been coded. So please use the email or WhatsApp number when completing the form.

 

Pls complete this form to join the Press Conference: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8COWcq4FQs6h1knIEJh0fA

 

Country Specific Statements

After the press conference, the WBAF Press Team will connect you with the WBAF High Commissioner, Senator or International Partner available for your country for you to share insights, comments and statements on how your country’s entrepreneurship ecosystem fits with the current global landscape.

 

For your enquiries:

Ms Christina Mc Gimpey
Press Team Head – Christina.McGimpsey@wbaforum.org

Details

Date:
October 13, 2020
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am