Cairo – December 2020: The Export Development Bank of Egypt (EBE) hosted members of the Businesswomen of Egypt21 (BWE21), headed by Dr. Yomna El Sheridy, at its headquarters at the Fifth Settlement. The purpose of the visit was to formalize the registration of BWE21 members in the bank’s registered vendors, in efforts of supporting Egyptian industries and entrepreneurs.
The members that represented several industries and fields submitted their papers and documents for registration. Businesses represented a variety of areas including general contracting, metalwork, ATMs, office supplies and computing equipment including their accessories, software, and maintenance. General services such as supply and installation of office furniture, plants and publications and advertising services as well as internal and external cleaning services and services for the supply of hygiene supplies, hospitality, and food and beverage services were also registered. Marketing, advertising, events management, production, translation services, and marketing consultancy were also among the many other industries represented by the members.
BWE21 members praised the association’s role in supporting them and empowering businesswomen in developing local and international demand, while facilitating opportunities for export and import, increasing the competitiveness of member companies technically, professionally, and administratively.
BWE21 has played a role in securing a foundation for information and knowledge sharing, in addition to raising the contribution of women in economic development, assisting businesswomen in overcoming business adversities.
The members also praised EBE’s role in encouraging Egyptian products and its pivotal role in developing Egyptian exports while facilitating access to global markets, by expanding the financing of export projects and import substitution projects, participating in joint loans, and contributing to their capital.
Dr. Yomna El Sheridy, President of BWE21, expressed her delight with the relationships developed with The Export Development Bank of Egypt, stressing that “BWE21 aims to enhance the contribution of women to the economic development and provide various and multiple opportunities while adopting programs of sustainable development for small and medium enterprises.”