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Women entrepreneurs benefiting from Inclusive support in innovation, investments & transatlantic networking
Are you passionate about supporting women in innovation? Do you want to learn more about the benefits for SMEs brought by the EU-Canada trade agreement? What about possibilities for international and transatlantic networking of women entrepreneurs? And how we can do better by promoting commitment to diversity and equal access to funding?

Join us on the next WEgate (https://wegate.eu/) webinar where our great speakers will share good practices and proven approaches for supporting women entrepreneurship development. In particular, we will be discussing the inclusive approaches to innovation and making it work for women in innovation, will be exploring the way forward in securing more diverse investment ecosystem with more equal opportunities for women entrepreneurs, and will be presenting the benefits for the businesses from the new trade agreement between EU and Canada, the CETA agreement.

Agenda of the webinar:
15:00 – 15:05 Introduction and framing
15:05 – 15:20 “Women who innovate: inclusive approaches to innovation in the UK”, Giulia Sirigu, Innovate UK EDGE at Inventya
15:20 -15:35 “Diversity commitment – A commitment for the investor ecosystem in Denmark”, Liva Echwald, Female Founders of the Future
15:35 – 15:50 “Benefits from the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) & possibilities for transatlantic networking”, Agnieszka Weinar, Canada-Europe Women in Business association
15:50 – 16:00 Q&A

Moderator: Gabriela Kostovska Bogoeska, Executive director of Foundation for Management and Industrial Research, WEgate Community Council Coordinator

May 19, 2021 03:00 PM in Brussels

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Giulia Sirigu
@Innovate UK EDGE at Inventya
Senior Innovation and Growth Specialist (Innovate UK EDGE at Inventya) and North West Representative and project manager at the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK with over 14 years’ experience of developing strategic relations with Latin America and Europe. She is also a part of the Women in Entrepreneurship Sector Group (Enterprise Europe Network). With a PhD in Foreign Policy and a background in globalisation and global political economy, Giulia is a specialist in internationalisation and business development across several sectors. She is a driving force in the Women in Innovation community and has extensive knowledge and experience in gender, trade and inclusion. She worked as a consultant in international campaigns and projects, for both Universities and public and private institutions.
Liva Echwald
@Female Founders of the Future
Founder of the Female Founders of the Future (FFOF), that just launched the Diversity-Commitment.com where investors and match makers have formulated and signed common goals for diversity and investments in Denmark. FFOF works to make Denmark an even better place to start and scale your own business for ALL, buy intentional designing for equality and diversity in collaboration with entrepreneurial ecosystem stakeholders. FFOF is also the co-creator of the award winning program Female Founders in Tech, and the report and guide Return on Diversity - Unlocking the untapped potential of gender balance in the start-up ecosystem. She has in the past been an external lecturer at Danish Technical University in entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, digitalization, sustainability, and leadership.
Agnieszka Weinar
@Canada-Europe Women in Business association
Executive Director of Canada-Europe Women in Business association, working in the field of international cooperation focusing on trade diplomacy and mobility. Experienced manager, researcher and policy analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the policy-making context and research organisations on the international level. Skilled in complex project management, international cooperation and capacity building, international research management, strategic design, distributed technology-based learning and research-policy communication. Her professional dream is to demystify Canada to Europeans, and Europe to Canadians.