WIEF Businesswomen Network Tea Talk 2017

The WIEF Businesswomen Network (WBN) has concluded the second edition of WBN Tea Talk 2017. As part of various capacity building programmes under the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation, the session aims to empower women entrepreneurs in their quest for success.
The session entitled ‘Recipe for Business Success’ saw Datin Winnie Loo, Founder and Chief Creative Director, A Cut Above Group of Salons and Academy sharing insights and experiences with 30 local and foreign women (Bangladesh, Bosnia Herzegovina, Sudan, Sierra Leone and Slovakia) entrepreneurs and professionals  from various business fields. The participants were also encouraged to take advantage of digitalisation to remain relevant and competitive.

“Women hold real potential as agents of transformation in a world impacted by disruptive change. Be it through pursuing commercial endeavours or affecting societal change, entrepreneurship acts as an important gateway and platform for women to achieve economic self-sufficiency and independence. We are here to act as a conduit for businesswomen to access relevant entrepreneurial resources, network with prominent women entrepreneurs, and share ideas,” said Dato’ Dr Norraesah Mohamad, Chairman of WIEF Businesswomen Network.

Since its establishment in 2007, WBN has been empowering woman entrepreneurs across the globe with various programmes and activities such as WIEF Women Entrepreneur Workshop, WIEF Online Marketing Workshop and WIEF Women Entrepreneurial Retreat. The most popular amongst these, is the WIEF Online Marketing Workshop which has seen its rounds conducted in Kenya, Indonesia, Morocco, Jordan, Malaysia and recently in Conakry, Guinea. To date, WBN has more than 400 alumni members representing emerging and developed economies from 31 countries worldwide.

The tea talk session acts as a roadmap towards the 13th World Islamic Economic Forum, themed ‘Disruptive Change: Impact and Challenges’ which is happening from 21 to 23 November in Kuching, Sarawak.

About the WIEF Women Business Network (WBN)
WIEF Foundation established the WIEF Businesswomen Network (WBN) aimed at empowering women and optimising their potential through economic and business activities.

About the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation

The WIEF Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in Kuala Lumpur, organises the annual World Islamic Economic Forum, a world-class business platform showcasing business opportunities in the Muslim world, and runs programmes of the various initiatives of the Foundation that strengthen people partnership and knowledge exchange between Muslim and non-Muslim communities across the globe. The WIEF has previously held forums in Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Kuwait, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates and aims to bring together Muslim and non-Muslim communities through the common language of business. The 13th World Islamic Economic Forum is going to be held at Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia from 21 – 23 November 2017.


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