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Gender equality is important for the advancement and sustainability of women owned/led enterprises. This is highly relevant as more than half of the MSMEs in Indonesia are owned or led by women. Thus, further collaboration is needed to ensure that government policy, economy and commerce are on the side of women and puts forth gender equality.

The facts: Women plays very important role in shopping and purchasing goods/services.

Women Plays Very Important Role

WBF - Participants Data

Data taken from the presentation of Mrs. Suryani S.F. Motik


More than 100 SMEs owned and led by women from various areas in Greater Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bandung and Bali got a direct learning experiences from major corporations and organizations in a unique event aimed at providing information for better opportunities and access to markets, domestic and beyond.

Women Business Forum

The even themed “Women’s Business Forum (WBF) 2017” and  held in commemoration of International Women’s Day, was jointly hosted by International Trade Center (ITC), HIPPI (Himpunan Pengusaha Pribumi Indonesia), Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN), and International Finance Corporation (IFC) member of the World Bank group.

WBF 2017 had three mains sessions; Panel Discussion, Business Speed Dating, and Exhibition for MSMEs.

Panel Discussion

SBF - Panel Speakers & Moderator

Business Speed Dating

WBF-Business Speed Dating


Thanks to the 10 corporations participating in the Business Speed Dating:

Women Business Forum - 10 Corporations

The Women’s Business Forum (WBF) event on 22 March 2017 at Graha Niaga, SCBD was held upon the basis of common concern amongst the related institutions to increase gender equality within supply chains in private or government sectors. Through this event, women-owned and women-led businesses are expected to be able to increase awareness and explore opportunities to become suppliers of goods or services in large enterprises in Indonesia. Ultimately, increased capacity of these enterprises in becoming suppliers, will increase income and creativity, generate jobs and accelerate the country’s growth.


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