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5th BI-ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL
EUROPEAN WOMEN INVENTORS & INNOVATORS NETWORK EXHIBITION,
CONFERENCE & AWARDS CEREMONY
13 – 14 October 2015, London – United Kingdom
We are looking for exceptionally creative, inventive, innovative, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, technologists, designers from all sectors and background right across Europe. Our winners may be very different, but they will have in common: tenacity, the determination to succeed, commitment, extraordinary potential, someone whose positive influence could spread, transcending borders, something that can contribute to the future and quality of life on earth.
They may also have created a new device or system or process capable of impacting millions of people for the better. They may be brilliant scientists, or the inspired designers of simple, cheap technologies. They may have leadership qualities, attract loyalty and respect. They may inspire the support of colleagues and employees. They may build powerful teams, capable of dramatically leveraging the impact of their efforts. They are likely to be relentless in pursuing their goals. They hardly ever give up.
If you would like to nominate someone for an Award, please choose from the nomination forms below, download it, complete it and return it by email firstname.lastname@example.org
LEADING INNOVATIVE WOMEN GATHER IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
AT THE WEISED2020 SYMPOSIUM & AWARDS
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 5-6 NOVEMBER 2014
Women from across South Africa and the international world shall gather in Johannesburg to addresses the fact that there is a huge pool of female talent simply not being utilized to the detriment of companies and the wider industry. The women shall partake in a two day symposium which will include a number of visits and tours hosted by institutions that have had major impact in the development of Africa.
The Women in Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Development (WEISED2020) Symposium is a social innovation project aimed at connecting professional and businesswomen to address their need for leadership, development, education and a network for mentoring.
WEISED2020 has a major focus on women in leadership positions because they are an excellent diversity indicator. We would like to see an increase in actively encouraging women in leadership positions move their great ideas and other cutting-edge innovations up the value supply chain industry. WEISED2020 has been developed in response to the needs of Africa’s infrastructure and the procurement of contracts. It focuses on educating, attracting, retaining, and developing professional and business women working across the value chain. It has a mandate of empowering one million women by the year 2020.
Over 100 leading women in business and the workplace are expected to gather at the forthcoming WEISED2020 Symposium organized by South Africa based Ms Madelein Mkunu, President of Leading Women of Africa and United Kingdom based Dr Bola Olabisi, CEO of Global Women Inventors & Innovators Network.
WEISED2020 was launched and had its first conference and awards on 16 -17 May 2013 at the Lagoon Beach Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa. The occasion was officially opened by the Hon Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe of the South Africa Ministry of Trade and Industry at the time. The event highlighted that women were concerned about the effects of the limited infrastructure and sustainable energy project opportunities available to them in Africa and called for a need to seek more fundamental, significant and practical roles for women in order to play a much greater role in the implementation of such related projects.
The WEISED2020 isdesigned to actively seek progress in recognition of the growing importance of procurement for economic development and was developed as a follow on from the GWIIN event held in Accra, Ghana on the 24 April 2012 and the report by the Women Investment Programme (WIP), a part of the Leading Women of Africa, which emphasises the significant and positive role women play in various sectors such as Technology, Oil And Gas, Construction & Housing, Solutions For Water And Sanitation Crisis In Africa.
WEISED2020 is growing into a far reaching initiative of life changing experiences for many creative, inventive and innovative women entrepreneurs and social change makers. WEISED2020 in its second major symposium and awards is an unparallel capacity building vehicle to empower, unite and inspire women to take their life changing contributions wider into job creation and the forming of a better quality of life for many in the continent.
WEISED2020 SYMPOSIUM Proposed Programmeat a Glance! (TBC)
Day 1 5 November Conference & Exhibition Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg
Day 1 5 November Gala Awards Ceremony Michelangelo Hotel, Johannesburg
Day 2 6 November Site Visits CSIR / JHC
Day 2 6 November Evening Reception IBM Innovation Centre, Johannesburg
The WEISED2020 theme this year is:Innovation, Investment, Enterprise & The Supply Chain and shall create the opportunity to raise awareness & listen to distinguished speakers from the corporate world, government departments, leading industry experts, business angels, entrepreneurs, educational departments & voluntary organizations in finding effective ways of bringing the support, assistance, tools, advice & information to assist women in business to achieve significant economic growth.
No one disputes that women across Africa are transforming components, natural resources and raw materials into finished products and delivering to consumers and customers. The key question is how dowe increase this level of activity with a clearer understanding, research & development, information, and resources necessary in order to gain an equal playing field. WEISED2020 is a crucial capacity building platform necessary to increase the percentage of women’sparticipation in procurement and supply chain opportunities in Africa.
WEISED2020 would like to encourage leading female supply chain and logistics executives to join us as we unravel some of the sophisticated supply chain systems in various sectors such as ICT, communications, oil & gas, energy, agri-business, construction & housing, solutions for water and sanitation crisis as well as used products re-entering the supply chain at various points where residual value is recyclable to name a few.
The event emphasizes the significant and positive role women play at various levels of the supply chain while learning from a diversity of truly impressive high-level panel of Speakers. These include the corporate and government procurement and supply chain management arms including international renowned entrepreneurs in technology, engineers, scientists, innovators and relevant change makers.
· Stay up-to-date on emerging trends and forecasts affecting the industry, as well as adjacent influences that can affect your company’s success.
· Our discussions on trade finance and risk management, sales, marketing, global commodity trade and transportation, regulatory issues, and human resources will allow the opportunity to learn and share best practices and strategies to address every day challenges.
· Join us and learn more on skill development designed to supply tools needed to succeed. Whether it's negotiating critical business contracts, self-promoting, or preparing for the future, the focus on increasing business acumen, boosting credibility and improving communication skills.
REQUEST FOR AN EUWIIN INTERNATIONAL FORM TODAY
Bola Olabisi, CEO, Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network (GWIIN), has announced that nominations for the European Women Inventors and Innovators Network (EUWIIN) International Awards 2013 is now open.
- Is the woman exceptionally creative, inventive, innovative, an entrepreneur, scientist, engineer, technologist, designer from sectors and backgrounds right across Europe and beyond
- Is she very different, but has in common: tenacity, the determination to succeed, commitment and extraordinary potential,
- Is she someone whose positive influence could spread, transcending borders, someone that can contribute to the future and quality of life on earth.
- Has she created a new device or system or process capable of impacting millions of people for the better.
- She may be a brilliant scientist, or an inspired designer of simple, cheap technologies.
- Does she have leadership qualities, attract loyalty and respect.
- Does she inspire the support of colleagues and employees, build powerful teams, capable of dramatically leveraging the impact of their efforts.
- Is she likely to be relentless in pursuing goals and hardly ever gives up.
NOMINATE HER FOR THE EUWIIN INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Judging will take place at the exhibition and conference to be held in Stockholm, Sweden 27-28 November 2013, and awards will be made at a gala dinner on the closing night. This event includes a conference with the theme: Accelerating Growth in Product & Service Innovation in Europe and beyond. The event shall bring together relevant and high profile dialogue on possible opportunities across the international world and in particular Europe.
The focus of this event is to promote the social and economic empowerment of women in relation to fast -tracking of skills development, knowledge transfer, intellectual property rights, access to finance, product development, manufacturing, equity and commercialisation, international trade and all aspects covering the successful exploitation of viable innovative ideas.
Nominations Closing Date: 25 September 2013
Subsidised Rates per Delegate
REGISTRATION FEES - FROM 250 Euros / Dinner Awards only - 75 Euros
Organisations with more than 200 Employees - FROM 500 Euros
The Women in Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Development (WEISED) International Conference & Awards 2013
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The Women in Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Development (WEISED) International Conferencehas been designed to actively seek progress in recognition of the growing importance of procurement in energy for economic development and climate change mitigation following the designated 2012 year as the International Year of Sustainable Energy by the UN General Assembly resolution 65/151.
In addition, WEISED has been developed as a follow on from the GWIIN event held in Accra, Ghana on the 24 April 2012 and the recent report by the newly launched Women Investment Programme (WIP), a part of the Leading Women of Africa, which emphasises the significant and positive role women play invarious sectors such as Oil And Gas, Construction & Housing, Solutions For Water And Sanitation Crisis In Africa, Women’s Entrepreneurship, Investing In People To Improve Organisational Performance: and Women In Investment.
Leading women from across Sub Sahara Africa, the Diaspora and beyond are increasingly concerned about the effects of the limited infrastructure and sustainable energy opportunities available and the impact it is having on the social and economic development of their communities. In addition, women are seeking a more significant and practical role for the implementation of such related projects that will involve them in partaking in the combined challenges and opportunities for transforming existing and future infrastructures while adopting a cleaner and more efficient consideration for the environment.
The Pan-African Women Inventors & Innovators Network (PAWIIN) have teamed up with Leading Women Of Africa (LWA) to work in partnership and organise the WEISED in order to ensure that women play a crucial role in the economies of their countries and the African continent.
This event shall act as a vehicle for putting the spotlight on the importance of diversity in the contribution to the development of sustainable energy opportunities and the Design, Planning and Implementation of Infrastructure Development in Africa.
The WEISED event therefore serves as a vehicle to engage with government departments, corporate, private, public and commercial stakeholders that support women investors and entrepreneurs by taking into account their unique potentials, circumstances, challenges, needs, levels of affordability while building deliberate affirmative action provisions into systems that facilitate opportunities for the contribution of women investors and entrepreneurs.
The WEISED event is also a new platform for bringing together forward thinking leaders from economic, social, knowledge and growth driven industries, the academia and government to engage in discussion and debate about trends in cross-sector innovation to provide opportunities for international debates and discussions on future perspectives for this area.
The platform will provide the opportunity to explore and learn more from invaluable models and strategies in order to take advantage of emerging services and opportunities. Join us and be inspired by various industry experts, network with your peers and share good practice on how to shift to a new wave of innovation in this highly competitive and male dominated sector.
GWIIN AND LEADING WOMEN OF AFRICA TO LAUNCH
ON-LINE WEISED HUB
16 - 17 May 2013, Lagoon Beach Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Technology, Science, Engineering and Design are crucial to the wellbeing of any economy. Furthermore, GWIIN’s participation at the IBM’s Global Innovation Outlook ‘deep dives’ on Africa in 2008 revealed a number of aspects for Africa’s development and advancement leading us to take on further discussions. We are pleased that since the SAWIIS (Southern African Women’s Inventors & Innovators Symposium) Conference in South Africa, followed by events in Nigeria in 2010 and Ghana this year, we have teamed up with the ‘Leading Women of Africa’ to bring a brand new hub in response to the call for a technology tool that resonates with the culture and values of African women. The WEISED Hub will be designed for interactive engagement with innovative women seeking to win contracts for the development of the infrastructure of Africa. The Hub shall focus on areas such as Technology and Communication, Oil And Gas, Construction & Housing, Solutions For Water And Sanitation Crisis In Africa, Healthcare, Women’s Entrepreneurship and Women In Investment.
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!
On behalf of the Global Women Inventors & Innovators Network (GWIIN) and the Leading Women of Africa (LWA), we wish to invite you to join us !
THE WEISED 2013 International Conference & Awards
Lagoon Beach Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa,
16 – 17, May 2013
ASA MAGNUSSON WINS EUWIIN 2011 OVERALL TOP AWARD FOR LIFE SAVING DEVICE
Asa Magnusson, the inventor of a life saving equipment for helping lifesaving organisations such as divers as well as guardians and sea-saving associations takes top prize in European Union Women Inventors & Innovators Awards in Reykjavik, Iceland on 8 September 2011. To read more, please visit http://www.gwiin.com/page.php?pid=40&menu=sub
For more information on her invention, please visit http://qsave.se/