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‘Female Founders’ Kicks Off Campaign to Promote Gender Equality

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Female Founders, a new, independent, non-profit non-governmental organisation that empowers female entrepreneurs and business leaders, launched with its inaugural event, “She-For-We: Female Founders for a Better Tomorrow” held at the INSEAD Auditorium.

The launch was attended by entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and investors, partner associations, supporters, educational institutes and government representatives. Various industry experts also graced the occasion, highlighted by high-level discussions on the challenges and opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Singapore.

Founded by a group of like-minded female entrepreneurs led by Roshni Mahtani and Dr. Meri Rosich, Female Founders was established with the singular goal of improving gender equality.

Co-founder, Roshni Mahtani, CEO and Founder of Tickled Media said, “While Singapore women are highly educated and employed, they represent only 5 percent of tech start-ups and 8 percent of boards. In the Global Gender Gap report, Singapore ranked 55 out of 153 states. We aim to eliminate this inequality and target to increase the number of female-led organisations to 20 percent by 2020.”

By adopting a three-pronged approach centred on research, policy and advocacy action, the organisation aspires to connect people and provide support for women that want to start their own business or aspire to be business leaders.

“Women are still under-represented in entrepreneurship, particularly in this part of the world, despite studies revealing that companies with more women on their boards outperform their rivals. Overall we believe that economic empowerment of women will deliver significant societal benefits. As business women leaders ourselves, we will make Female Founders the premiere source of information on best practices for female business leaders of the future,” said Female Founders co-founder, Dr Meri Rosich, who is also the CEO and Founder of App Strategy Labs and Quality Time.

Female professionals, businesswomen, and students are welcome to register and join the Female Founders group through corporate, individual, and student membership options. For more information, please contact Female Founders via email, info@femalefounders.com.

About Female Founders

Female Founders is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to supporting gender equality in entrepreneurship and leadership through research, policy and advocacy action. The group aims to increase the number of female-led organisations to 20 percent by 2020.

Media Contacts:

Roshni Mahtani
Co-Founder, Female Founders
Rosh.mahtani@femalefounders.com

Sonya Madeira
Head of Public Relations, Female Founders
Sonya.madeira@femalefounders.com

Neil Mirano
Rice Communications for Female Founders
Neil.mirano@ricecomms.com
+65 3157 5680

Source: Female Founders

Written by asiafreshnews

June 18, 2015 at 4:05 pm

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