An introductory workshop for the services provided by the state to increase the volume of Egyptian product exports

Within the framework of the Egyptian state’s interest in developing and establishing small and medium enterprises to support the Egyptian national economy, the “Egyptian Businesswomen 21 Association” held an introductory seminar to clarify ways to enhance Egyptian exports, believing in

Global Women Leaders Forum in Busan 2020

“Strategize your future and Bounce back from the COVID 19”.
Being a woman business owner is both difficult and challenging in today’s world. Moreover, the Covid-19 pandemic has added a new and unexpected dimension to being a woman business owner

CAWTAR Regional Study on Women Entrepreneurs and Digitalization with a Focus on BSOs Role

CAWTAR wants to learn more from BWE21 and to hear and document BWE 21 story(s) and experience via an online interview. 
The interview had three main objectives:
–          Identify the challenges and negative impacts of the COVID 19 on stakeholders,

BWE Supply Chain Initiative 1st Respond -The Export Development Bank of Egypt registers Businesswomen of Egypt 21’s members in the bank’s supply chain

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

Egypt the Gateway to Sustainable Investment in Africa

The conference discusses the volume of investments that have been made in Egypt in the past years under President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and the role played by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in supporting the industrial and trade

BWE21 Social Gathering & E-Commerce Platform

BWE21 businesswomen monthly meeting is an opportunity to learn, expand your network of business contacts, find inspiration & qualities to develop, and to share your expertise with others. During these continuing meetings, we invite new members to join our Network

Leadership From Zero to Hero

Aware of the difficulty of dealing with crises and dealing with them, especially when the crisis is unexpected, unprecedented, and global, as well as trying to stay productive during a crisis that seems impossible. BWE21 welcomes Dr. Raafat Youssef, Professor

Power of Networks Webinar

Summary of BWE21 as a network for entrepreneurial women
Number of members and classification of members by sector
Regional and international reach of BWE21

The Speakers are :

Dr. Yomna El Sheridy, President, Businesswomen of

Development of Private Sector Engagement” Event – WISE Project

Workforce Improvement and Skill Enhancement Project, the United States for International Development (USAID) funded project, has the pleasure held this event “Development of Private Sector Engagement” on Monday, November 23, 2020, from 09:00 am until 05:00 pm, at the Conrad

The XII Mediterranean Women Entrepreneurs Forum – Afaemme

On November 20th, was held the XII Mediterranean Women Entrepreneurs Forum from Casa Llotja de Mar Organized by Afaemme, Ascame, Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Iemed, Union for the Mediterranean, and Consorci from Barcelona. This edition was through

Women on Board – Success Stories

A success story that will continue until every woman takes the place she deserves and is able to participate effectively in the economy.
Since the beginning of 2018, The Association of Women Businesswomen of Egypt 21 has

Digital Tools You Need Daily For Your Business

The Speaker : Dr. Tarek Haddad

The importance of technology and adopting modern methods to save effort and tenderness.
The use of technology in aspects of corporate internal management, such as CRM Systems.
The importance of technology in marketing

BWE21 Committees

BWE21 has accommodated the new initiative proposed in tour Six modified committees. Each Committee Head held a meeting with her 2 assistants to work on a plan that is derived from BWE21 goals & objectives.
§  Membership

BWE21 Board of Directors’ Meeting

The Board of directors’ long-awaited meeting in person was held on Tuesday, September 1st.
It was essential to meet to discuss the association’s work plan for the last quarter of 2020, committees reactivation and each committee’s head designation, 2021 annual

EBRD – The Advice for Small Businesses (ASB) Team Toolkit

The Speaker: Ms. Reem El Saady”EBRD Regional Principal Manager, SME Finance & Development. Egypt and Levant”
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) recognizes that the COVID‐19 pandemic and its economic consequences present an unprecedented challenge to the EBRD

Impact on Women Entrepreneurs: Challenges and Solution hosted by Ms. Sophia Korayim Co-Founder & COO Weelo Business Company

Dr. Yomna provided insight on how to manage your expectations and manage cash flow to retain customers and employees. In addition, she discussed how to modify your products to venture into new markets and talked about the importance of technology

USAID Strategic Plan 2021-2026

The Meeting was discussed women’s economic empowerment at the firm level and how USAID can scale-up its assistance in a more systemic and integrated manner to empower women and marginalized groups across its programming.
They shared the

Egypt’s Industrial and Trade Stratgy – Developments Beyond the Crisis host by the American Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Nevine Gamea, Minister of Trade and Industry, announced that a new export support program is being drafted with the support and guidance of the Prime Minister and in coordination and cooperation with all export sectors, in order to reach

Low Touch Economy: a new way of doing business hosted by The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce

The webinar has discussed the shock of COVID-19 impacted the way we were used to living. We still do not know all the changes, but it is certain that for some time we will have an economy

UN Women – Procter & Gamble “P&G” Cooperation

Ms. Engy Amin “Program Analyst – Women’s Economic Empowerment”
In collaboration with UN Women in Egypt, as advocates for the integration of women-owned businesses into new market opportunities, and the selection of The Women’s Businesswomen of Egypt 21, it is

BWE21 – Recommendations for board members of public companies For GPP Project

GPP wants to create awareness about the importance of having more women joining corporate boards. In coordination with the EBRD “Women On Board”, They made the interview to publish on the social media channels of Women in Business Network –

The First Egyptian Pakistani Businesswomen webinar about Best Practices among SMEs in time of COVID-19 crisis Webinar

The Speakers from Pakistan:
– Suniya Sadullah Khan, founder Mauqa Online
-Zara Shahjahan, Fashion Designer, and Entrepreneur
The Speakers from Egypt:
–  Enas Sayed, Founder of Sa3eda & ClipClub
-Bardees Ahmed, Founder of Bardees Designs
– Suzan Sabet, CEO for

WEConnect International Cooperation

The Speaker: Ms. Patricia Langan”Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East
The meeting was held to learn more about the activities of each organization.
WEConnect Academy provides online training and additional resources and information to help WEConnect International’s

Mechanisms and ways of sustaining small, medium, and micro enterprises Through and after the Corona Pandemic

The Egyptian-African Businessmen’s Association has invited Dr. Yomna El Sheridy, President of Businesswomen of Egypt 21, to speak at the Conference “Mechanisms and ways of sustaining small, medium, and micro enterprises Through and after the Corona Pandemic”.
The main themes

Collaboration Between BWE21 &

We launched several programs to help women-owned businesses into new markets like & Amazon by connecting people and products
– Opening up a world of possibility. From bracelets and backpacks to tablets and toy cars
– They give access

How to move your business online

The Speaker: Ms. Sophia Korayim “Co-Founder & COO of Weelo”
The meeting was held to empowering women to move their businesses online. The session explained the key differences between B2C and B2B E-commerce Platforms.
Weelo is a

Crisis Leadership Webinar

The Speaker: Ms. Rasha Kenawi “Transformational Leadership – Harvard Kennedy School”
The meeting was held to  know more about:

How we can Adaptive leadership during COVID 19 pandemic
How we use technology because emotional intelligence will increase at this

Women for Success Economic Forum Digitalization of Eco System 22-25 February 2020 القاهرة / شرم الشيخ

This year, BWE21 annual conference “women for Success” was the 6th, themed “Digitalization of Ecosystem”, as we know the importance of Digitalization for a conducive market environment, as we aim at delivering actionable recommendations for empowering women as engines of

Egypt’s 12th Economic Forum 2020

This year, the forum seeks to present all investment opportunities and challenges in the field of the industry through experts in the field of industry, banking, economy, finance, and business, the Forum of Egypt over the past

Financial Inclusion: Accessing Economic Empowerment

2nd Feb 2020 – Four Seasons Nile Plaza Hotel
Keynote: H.E. Mr. Hesham Tawfik, Minister of Public Business Sector
Keynote – Mr. Imad Kaddoura – Partner – EY MENA
Session One “Advancing Financial Inclusion from Access to Economic Empowerment”

Women and their Role in Trade for Comprehensive and Sustainable Development – Canadian Project

The Trade Representative Authority held a workshop at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the presence of a number of members of the Egyptian Businesswomen’s Association 21 to discuss ways to maximize the benefits of Egyptian SMEs from the

Exporting Agribusiness Products to the Region: Best Practice Examples from Egypt and Tunisia

Dr. Yomna ElSheridy President of BusinessWomen of Egypt 21 Attends The B2B workshop on export and best practices in Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia allowed the 3 countries to present their regulatory framework concerning export / import and following the presentations

Effective Partnerships for Sustainable Development

Under the Auspices of His Excellency
President Abdel Fattah EL Sisi , President of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Dr.Yomna El sheridy President of Business Women of Egypt 21 , was a Speaker at the Second Session : Effective Business

Business Development Services Program Provided By CHF

This event designed to introduce the Training Institutions’ partners as a part of our “Business Development Services” program and “Women in Business Capacity Building Training” initiative.
The agenda also includes keynote speeches about the stakeholders, bank partners, and opportunities for

50 Million African Women speak

The Voice of 50 Million African Women Project is It is an online platform available via The Internet and on mobile devices The form of an app As a practical initiative to empower millions Women in Africa who start businesses

Women In Business Kenya Trade Mission

The importance of women’s entrepreneurship for economic growth is  increasingly being recognized in the Middle East and North Africa.  with women owned business being recognized for contributing to economic growth, wealth creation and creating employment opportunities for other women.

Unleashing The Potential Of Women Entrepreneurs In Egypt

In the Opening Plenary the position paper of FEI on the development of women entrepreneurship was presented.
Parallel Working Group Discussions:-
-Session One: Macro-level policies to advance the WED Agenda :–
In this session, an in-depth discussion on gender-sensitive

Meeting With Mr. Monty Palmer & Ms. Jody Schubret From AECOM (SEEDS)

_There Are Two Main Points We Discussed :-
First Project : Economic Governs Develop Project ( Will Be Going For 5 Years)
Second Project : Women’s Empowerment
 _  And Other Topics That We Also  Discussed Was :-


Meeting With Mr. Thomas Cieslik (Federal Ministry) & Ms. Magdalena Seydeilz (GIZ)

_We Discussed:

Our Projects With GPP & SEQUA As A Mean Of Boasting Development And Implementing More Projects.
How We Are Going To Have A Common Interests Along With The German Side As (GPP & SEQUA) From A Lot

Dr. yomna El sheridy Attends Seminar On Egyptian -Spanish Bilateral R&D Programmes

This Seminar was about ( How to Develop your Innovative Products and Technologies with a Spanish Partner)
The General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) is a new guideline for bilateral international investment agreements (IIAs) to be used in

Meeting with Board Members & Organizing Team for Discussion on the 6th Annual Conference of BWE 21

On Wednesday, 3/7/2019, Dr. Yomna El sheridy , the Chairman, held a meeting at Businesswomen of EGYPT Association with Board Members and the Organizing team  to discuss about the 6th Conference of the Association which will be held in Sharm

Hosting Dr. Yomna El Sheridy At Today Program On DMC

The Following Is Discussed During The Program:
– Government plan to increase Egyptian exports to 55 billion pounds, which is:
1. Increase the number of companies manufactured and exported
2. Improving the trade balance and increasing industrial investments
3. Increase

BWE 21 Attends CHF ELGF Training Institutions Providers Tips Information

They Support SMEs As Per Their Say By Providing :
1- Loan Guarantee Facility
2- Non Financial Service Support With A Max Of $2000. They Say The Company Can Take Two Times. They Support Software Price And Consultant Fees Too.

workshop With Banque Du Caire & BWE 21

We Discussed As Follow Through Our Meeting With Banque Du Caire :
• How to reach the African market
• The role of the Ministry in facilitating trade
• Identify an initiative to finance small and medium enterprises
• Learn


“Development Can Only Be Inclusive”, This was the opening word given by Dr. Soukeina Bouraoui, around access to financing in the Mediterranean neighborhood.
Three main topics were discussed :-
1: How to better harness digital and other technologies for start-ups

Empowering Women Towards Gender Equality In The MENA Region

-Regional seminar
This regional symposium will be held in Amman, Jordan, as part of the partnership between the Committee
The National Council of the Arab States and the Arab Center for Training and Research / Kawthar
For two days, according

Meeting With Ms. Helena De Filippo, President Of AFAEMME

On April 24, 2019,  the European Union Delegation in Cairo held a meeting with Ms. Helena De Filippo, president of AFAEMME, a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Chairperson of the Euro-Mediterranean Follow-up Committee for Economic and

Achievements Of the Women’s Economic Conference With India

On the sidelines of the “Women Economic Forum” and in the presence of Her Excellency Ambassador Heba Al-Marassi “Ambassador of Egypt in New Delhi” and Ambassador Alia Ghannam, Head of Mission of the League of Arab States in India. In

Protocol Of Cooperation Between AWB And AFDB

During the “Africa Development Forum”, a protocol of cooperation between AWB and AFDB was signed, as well as businesswomen associations ( Businesswomen Of Egypt 21, one from Morocco, one from Senegal , One of the Ivory Coast). The objective of

Inter-African Trade Fair (IATF)

The Association participated in the International Trade Fair (IATF) which was held from 11 to 17 December 2018 through the establishment of a special wing of the Association of 21 companies, all of whom are businesswomen members of the Association

Protocol of cooperation between Egypt and Pakistan

On the sidelines of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Egypt and Pakistan, a protocol of cooperation was signed with the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Pakistan to promote trade relations between Egypt and Pakistan in the

Pricing Strategic & Market Challenges

The Businesswomen of Egypt 21 held a workshop entitled “Product Pricing Strategy” on Sunday, 9/9/2018 at the German Chamber of Commerce in Cairo.
The Speaker was Dr. Hossam Abdul Ghaffar, CEO “Business Consultant”
The talking points were:

Introduction to

ECS Services offered by commercial representation offices

Businesswomen of Egypt 21 was held workshops entitled “Presentation For the Services Provided by The Egyptian Commercial Office (ECS) and How to Open Markets in China” on Wednesday 18/7/2018 at Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel.
The Speakers are:
Mr. Ahmed

Bwe 21 Annual Sohour 2018

On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Businesswomen of Egypt 21 held the annual Sohour held every Ramadan
Where the Sohour includes the new members of the association as well as the presentation of some of the activities of the association

Women on Board

Businesswomen of Egypt 21 was hold one- day workshop on May 14th, 2018 in Four Season Hotel 
The one- day workshop held by Mrs. Pamela Stenzel, it has the following content:

General overview about the work of FIDAR e.V. and the key

Launch of the Women ‘s Program in the Boards of Directors

The Egyptian Business Women Association 21 is a leading national organization dedicated to making a difference in Egypt through the economic empowerment of women. In order to increase the enrollment of women in various boards of directors in leadership positions,

Digital Marketing & Exporting

The Businesswomen of Egypt 21 held workshops on how to market and export using new technology on Tuesday 24/4/2018 at Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel.
The Speakers are:
1- Ms.Inas Osama-purple Digital Marketing founder &Managing Director
Digital Marketing and exporting

The first day to support girls in science and technology She Made IT

“She made it” is an initiative to encourage female STEM education and empower STEM-educated women to establish their own businesses, through a series of events and workshops.
The first event in Egypt take place in Cairo hosted by Nile University

Cooperation Protocol with the Arab Investment Bank

A protocol of cooperation between the Association and the Arab Bank for Investment was signed on 3 April 2018 at the Bank’s headquarters. The bank will provide all banking and financial services to all members of the association in addition

20th anniversary of the establishment of the society

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the society and honoring the members of the association from more than 10 years and honoring a number of people with special needs


Women SME’s – World of Possibilities 17-21 February 2018

The proceedings of the Fourth Conference ended with the conclusion of WOMEN FOR SUCCESS
Women SME’s – World of Possibilities 17-21 February 2018
The shield was presented as a souvenir to the ministers and representatives of the countries participating in

Awareness workshops on the management of small and medium enterprises

The program aims at raising awareness of successful management methodology and successful dealing with banks, providing knowledge and skill of applying it rationally in the face of the various situations faced by small and medium-sized entrepreneurs in the market, how

First Egyptian Italian Businesswomen Delegation

The success of the first EIWF established a platform for future bilateral meetings.
We need to revive the establishment of a businesswomen chapter is the Egyptian Italian Business Association or establish a businesswomen NGO in Milano to be our center

Afaemme Barcelona, Spain Afaemme

BWE21 has officially become a voting member Afaemme
the largest Mediterranean Businesswomen organization at Barcelona, Spain
Here is some inspiration coming from successful women. In Afaemme we believe in empowering one another.
– In the framework of the project She Decides You Succeed we have created a

2nd International Businesswomen’s Forum and B2B Exhibition (Women in the Engineering field)

The President of the Association and other members of the Association participated in the “Second World Business Women Exhibition” from 13 to 15 November at the Four Seasons Hotel in the Kingdom of Bahrain .

The project of signing a protocol of cooperation between the Association and the Department of Productivity and Vocational Training

A meeting was held with Mr. Ahmed Al-Ghamazi, Head of the Department of Productivity and Vocational Training. He gave a brief description of the interest and its role in graduating 10,000 students each year to join the factories. The department

Meeting in the Ministry of trade & Industry with the Minister Eng Tarek Kabil

On Sunday 1/10/2017 BWE21  was held meeting with the Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. Tarek Qabeel at the Ministry’s headquarters with the participation of a number of members. Some of the problems faced by the members were presented and

The services program available to exporters

Professor Sherine El-Shorbagy – Head of Export Development Authority in the Ministry of Industry to present the program of services available to exporters
Ms. Mervat Sultan, Managing Director of Export Development Bank
 Ms. Hala Gaddami, Director of the Foreign Trade

Step-by-Step on how to 3X your business

With the speaker “Abdel Rahman Magdy” Founder & Chairman, Egypreneur., On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Safir Hotel – Dokki entitled “Step by step on how you work by going online”
Where the Internet has become the vehicle for communication and

The role of the private sector in promoting the business environment in Egypt

Environmental Training-BWE21
The subject of training is: “The role of the private sector in promoting the business environment in Egypt”
The training is conducted in Arabic and English and explains in detail the sequence and topics of the five training

The ِِِAnnual Sohour 2017

A cruise was held to hold the annual Sohour, organized by the Association each year, on Wednesday, 14 June 2017, at the Falendara compound at the Marine Forces House. The next work plan was discussed from the organization of the

Initiative to facilitate access to finance

Initiative to facilitate access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises
The state is directing support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and a multiplicity of initiatives aimed at financing projects in cooperation with the Egyptian Chamber of Industry and

Annual Symposium in Lisbon

“New business models crash the world – what about you?”
Dr. Yemna El-Sheridi, President of the Association and a delegation of the Association, attended the Fifth Annual Conference in

Export Academy – Basics of Export Workshop

The  Businesswomen of Egypt 21 Association held the first seminar of a series on exporting alphabets, how to identify suitable markets and how to prepare your export product entitled “Export Academy – Basics of Export” on Monday 15 May 2017

Celebration of 500 projects under the Advice for Small Businesses Programme

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and a delegation from the European Union in Egypt invited Dr. Yomna El Sheridi, President of the Egyptian Businesswomen Association 21, to attend the celebration of 500 projects under the Small Business