l Women Economic Forum –WEF- Latin America is a summit specialized in the economy of women that will be held in the city of Cartagena de Indias at the Hilton Hotel from August 1 to 3. This regional chapter is part of the Global WEF held annually in New Delhi-India; The world’s largest women’s chamber, consisting of more than 100,000 members in 150 countries.
The WEF arrives in Latin America and Colombia thanks to the work and management of the She Is Foundation, a non-governmental organization that works with women in vulnerable conditions to dignify their rights, strengthen their life projects and strengthen them, generating tools for entrepreneurship and economic empowerment.
RECON has joined She Is to join forces and support the realization of the First WEF Latin America in an active and participatory manner with the realization of the “Entrepreneurship with Social Impact” panel, a space where the work of women social entrepreneurs who work for the generation will stand out of economic and social development, which will participate Norma Pérez, director Ashoka Andean Region, Johana Bahamon, Director of the Internal Action Foundation and social entrepreneurs of RECON, the conversation will be moderated by Andrés Santamaría, Director RECON.
It is expected to have the participation of more than 800 women from Colombia and Latin America who will have the opportunity to interact during the three days of talks, debates, workshops and discussions on topics of interest in business, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, with the purpose of promoting the participation of women in the World in all sectors of the economy.
Nadia Sánchez, president of the She Is Foundation and promoter of the WEF said that RECON is one of the strongest and most important organizations in the field of social entrepreneurship in the region, “we will strengthen and make visible the experience they have made to continue working for sustainable development focused in the woman ”
For his part, Andrés Santamaría, director RECON, pointed out that “We have joined the WEF because our work is aligned with the fulfillment of the SDGs and we do it with a gender approach that allows us to reduce social inequality gaps and strengthen the participation of women in different scenarios, that’s why we believe in these types of spaces ”
“In addition, we have identified that in social entrepreneurship the participation of women is 1: 1 in relation to that of men, unlike commercial entrepreneurship, where for every 2 men there is one woman.”
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