Business Women Expo 2023 is a three day event that will provide a platform and opportunity for businesswomen, entrepreneurs, and women at any stage of their professional journey to connect, create and accelerate with corporate enterprises, as well as create opportunities for career growth, development, and trade under one mega event from June 14th to 16th, 2023.
The Business Women Expo 2023 is a comprehensive event with the goal to provide valuable resources and support to women in business and aspiring young girls. The expo focuses on leadership development, financial literacy, and various crucial topics that can help attendees gain new skills and knowledge Inorder to help them achieve their short and long term businesses and career goals. The marketplace of vendors offering products and services specifically tailored to female business owners and entrepreneurs also aims to provide valuable resources and support. Additionally, the inclusion of social events and activities can help create a welcoming and supportive environment for attendees to connect with one another to late use for their personal and communal development.
Women make up an important segment of sub-Saharan Africa’s micro and small business sector (MSE). A study conducted by the African Development Bank and ILO in 2004 indicates that micro-enterprises with less than ten employees constituted over 99% of the countries’ micro, small and medium sized enterprises in Ethiopia. Of that, the share of women business owners was reported to be roughly 65% in Ethiopia. Ethiopia is a country, which has a population that accounts of 117.9 million and the women make up of more than 49.97% (CSA, 2021). The participation of women in entrepreneurship has been under serious obstacles both at the operation and at the start up level. Some of the most critical constraints raised at different forms include access to finance, access to premises and land, infrastructure, training in entrepreneurial and management skills and information availability in business opportunities (CSA, 2004).