The U.S. Department of State and KAGIDER hosted the event in the Invest for the Future: Women Driving Economic Growth conference that took place January 24-26, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt in Istanbul Turkey. The Invest for the Future conference was the beginning of a multi-year program for women entrepreneurs. Planned ahead are follow-on workshops, online mentoring, business plan evaluations and to empower women business leaders in southern and Eastern Europe.

Venue: Grand Hyatt / Instanbul, Turkey
Dates: 24/01/2011 - 26/01/2011

Summary
The U.S. Department of State and KAGIDER hosted the event in the Invest for the Future: Women Driving Economic
Growth conference that took place January 24-26, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt in Istanbul Turkey. The Invest for the
Future conference was the beginning of a multi-year program for women entrepreneurs. Planned ahead are follow-on
workshops, online mentoring, business plan evaluations and to empower women business leaders in southern and
Eastern Europe.

Digipro Computer Consultants Ltd CEO and FUNecole® Founder Mrs Chryso Christodoulou was one among the 125
women entrepreneur participants from all over the world, representing the fields of Education and Consulting Services.

TopicsTopics included the challenges and opportunities facing women entrepreneurs, access to finance and cross-border
opportunities. Microsoft leaded a presentation on using technology to scale your business.

Speakers
Conference speakers included senior officials from the United States and Europe, including Melanne Verveer,
Ambassador at-Large for Global Women's Issues and Lorraine Hariton, Special Representative for Commercial and
Business Affairs. Leading women entrepreneurs from the U.S. and Europe will also be sharing their strategies and tools
for success.

 

 


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