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Carol Hanlon, CEO of Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (Belmont BEC | BEC Global), Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc. ( TCF Australia | TCF Global), the BPW Business Incubator Projects and in conjunction with BPW Western Australia (BPW WA) will present a NGO Forum during UN CSW62, New York, in March 2018.

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are welcome to attend the session. The Priority theme this year is ‘Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls’.

Ms Hanlon will present the following forum, which is being sponsored by TCF Global, BEC Global and BPW WA:

Title: Economic Empowerment of Rural Women Entrepreneurs through Online Business Incubation

Date: 14 March

Time: 2:30 PM

Venue: Social Hall, 4 W 43rd Street, New York

The ‘Economic Empowerment of Rural Women Entrepreneurs through Online Business Incubation Forum’ will showcase TCF Global, BEC Global and BPW Business Incubator ‘Online’ Business Incubation projects delivering small business training & mentoring to women entrepreneurs; retirement income planning; global fashion opportunities; energy efficiency and social enterprise projects.

Forum highlights will include insights from Rural Women Entrepreneurs & Social Enterprise Projects from:

Malaysia – Iban Weavers, Limbang, Sarawak – basket weaving project presented by Sarimah Sabudin, BPW Malaysia

Cambodia – Lotus Silk, Vannary San – silk accessories & apparel produced from organic Cambodian golden silk yarns

Iran – Peivande Gole Narges Charity Organization, Karaj & Tehran – producing handmade organic quince teas

Philippines – TCF Ormoc, Leyte Province – social enterprise village sewing centres & dealing with natural disaster

Australia – Kirrikin, Amanda Healy – Indigenous contemporary artworks feature on luxury accessories for women & men

Australia – Camelman, Jayne Mayne, Nth West WA – remotely based designer creator of camel skin apparel

Australia – Desert Gem, Vattessa Colburg, Kalgoorlie – Aboriginal designer creating artisan accessories & fashion

APEC Economies – Chinese Taipei, Republic of Korea, The Philippines, Chile and Australia featuring feedback from women entrepreneurs who participated in the BPW Business Incubator Online Training & Mentoring Project

The NGO CSW Forum gives non-government organisations from around the world the opportunity to discuss issues pertaining to women and girls, to network, share strategies/good practices, and to lobby governments to implement resolutions and treaties.

Carol Hanlon has an extensive 24year record of delivering small business development programs for the benefit of women across Australia and Internationally. Carol was an Australian Government delegate at the 2012 APEC Women Economy Forums, Russia, APEC 2013 Indonesia, APEC 2015 Philippines where Carol was recognised in the Iconograph Exhibition ‘Women Icons of APEC’ and APEC 2017 Vietnam. She was also invited by the NGO Forums at United Nations CSW55, CSW56, CSW59, CSW61 to deliver forums on women and business empowerment. Carol was inducted in the Inaugural 2011 WA Women’s Hall of Fame for her passion and commitment with micro small business owners to achieve their business dreams.

Carol Hanlon said, “For two weeks in March, the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) turns the focus of the United Nations towards women and gender related issues worldwide. This year there was a record-breaking number of applications from organisations around the globe wanting to present at the parallel events (over 500!).I’m honoured to have been invited to present a forum in the NGO CSW Forum”

Ms Hanlon will also deliver 3 sessions in The Hague, Netherlands for the Women Economic Forum on March 8th, which is also International Women’s Day which is celebrated around the globe the achievements of women.

To find out about these projects log onto: www.belmontbec.com/empoweringwomen or www.tcfaustralia.com/empoweringwomen   www.bpwbusinessincubator.com/empoweringwomen

For further information please contact:
Carol Hanlon
CEO
Belmont BEC Inc. (BEC Global) | TCFWA Inc. (TCF Global)
P| 61 8 9479 3777   M| 61 417963231
E| carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com

Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc (BEC Global)
PO Box 370, Cloverdale WA 6985 Australia Phone +61 8 9479 3777 Fax +61 8 9479 3888
Email carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com

www.belmontbec.com www.mybusinessincubator.com.au   www.bpwbusinessincubator.com
www.tcfwa.com www.tcfaustralia.com www.tcfglobal.com
www.fashionincubators.com

About:

Belmont BEC | BEC Global is a non-profit community organisation established in 1994, providing training and mentoring support services to over 20,000+ individuals in Australia to start or improve their small business and is a specialist in virtual business incubation.

www.belmontbec.com           www.bpwbusinessincubator.com

TCFWA | TCF Australia | TCF Global is a non-profit community organisation established in 1998, assisting over 6,000+ designers and fashion industry small businesses with fashion business skill development, linkages in the global supply chain, International trade and industry networks.

www.tcfwa.com   www.tcfaustralia.com         www.tcfglobal.com

Australian Federation of Business & Professional Women (Western Australian Division) Incorporated, (BPW) is a not for profit association that is part of the International Federation of Business & Professional Women with a 85 year history in advocating for women’s empowerment, gender equity and leadership across 5 continents in over 100 countries with General Consultative Status at ECOSOC, United Nations. www.bpw.com.au/wa         www.bpw.com.au          www.bpw-international.org

Carol Hanlon, Founding Manager, Belmont BEC (BEC Global), Founder/CEO, TCFWA (TCF Global), Founder BPW Business Incubator Project & TCF Australia Energy Efficiency Project has an extensive 23 year record of delivering small business development programs for the benefit of women across Australia and Internationally. Carol was an Australian Government delegate at APEC Women Economy Forums, 2015 Philippines, 2013 Indonesia & 2012 Russia. Represented Australia in 2015 Iconograph Exhibition in ‘Women Icons of APEC’.   Facilitated and presented three NGO Forums at UN CSW 56, CSW 59 & CSW 60 New York to deliver Women’s Business Empowerment Forums. Guest Presenter at UN CSW 55 & CSW 59 NGO Forums on ‘Migrant Women’, ‘Micro Enterprise Projects in Asia’, ‘B+20: Economic Empowerment of Migrant Women in Asia and related issues’. Carol was inducted in the Inaugural 2011 WA Women’s Hall of Fame for her passion and commitment with micro small business owners to achieve their business dreams and announced the ‘2015 Empowering women in a community or organisation in Australia’ in the ‘Sustaining Women’s Empowerment in Communities and Organisations’ Awards.

Statistics – Australian Small Business
96% of businesses in Australia are Small Business;
87% of these small businesses are micro small business (under 5 employees)
There are 1,646,344 small businesses in Australia; 32% operated by women (520,000+)
94% of all Australian businesses have an annual turnover of less than 2 million dollars.
One in every 10 houses in Australia has a home-based small business
Women own almost half of all home-based businesses and one-third of businesses operating from other locations.
46% of women run their businesses from home – a 20% increase in the last five years.
Women make or influence 80% of all purchasing decisions.

UN CSW61, New York, March 2017, NGO Parallel Event

Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (Belmont BEC | BEC Global), Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc. ( TCF Australia | TCF Global), BPW Business Incubator Projects in conjunction with BPW Western Australia (BPW WA) will present at the NGO Forums during UN CSW61, New York, March 2017.
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The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session.

This year’s themes will be:

  • Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
  • Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)
  • The empowerment of indigenous women

Carol Hanlon will present a Forum entitled ‘Economic Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs through ‘Online’ Business Incubation’.

The Forum will showcase ‘Online’ Business Incubation projects delivering Business Training, Mentoring to women entrepreneurs; Retirement Income Planning for Women; Global Fashion Opportunities; Award Programs, Energy Efficiency and Social Enterprise Projects.’

Over the past 23 years, Carol Hanlon via the Belmont BEC & TCF Australia has assisted over 16,000 women entrepreneurs in Australia to develop their own small business or improve their existing small business through a wide range of ‘online’ business development projects, with many more thousands assisted through Carol’s global networks.

CEO of Belmont BEC and TCF Australia Carol Hanlon said, “I am thrilled to be invited to present at this prestigious global event in New York. It’s our chance to demonstrate how we in assist women in business, and how others can do the same in their countries.

“Some of the projects that we will be highlighting at the Forum will be our BPW Business Incubator ‘Women in Business’ Online Training & Mentoring Projects, BPW Business Incubator ONLINE Retirement Income Planning for Women Project, BPW Business Woman of the Year, MY Green Incubator – TCF Australia Online Energy Efficiency, and the TCF Global Fashion Incubator Network.”

Forum Title: ‘Economic Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs through ‘Online’ Business Incubation’
Date: 13 March
Time: 2:30 PM
Venue: The Church Center for the United Nations, 777 First Avenue, New York
Room: 2nd Floor

To find out about these projects log onto: www.belmontbec.com/empoweringwomen or www.tcfaustralia.com/empoweringwomen   www.bpwbusinessincubator.com/empoweringwomen

For further information please contact:
Carol Hanlon
CEO
Belmont BEC Inc. (BEC Global) | TCFWA Inc. (TCF Global)
P| 61 8 9479 3777   M| 61 417963231
E| carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com

Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc (BEC Global)
PO Box 370, Cloverdale WA 6985 Australia Phone +61 8 9479 3777 Fax +61 8 9479 3888
Email carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com

www.belmontbec.com www.mybusinessincubator.com.au   www.bpwbusinessincubator.com
www.tcfwa.com www.tcfaustralia.com www.tcfglobal.com
www.fashionincubators.com

About:

Belmont BEC | BEC Global is a non-profit community organisation established in 1994, providing training and mentoring support services to over 20,000+ individuals in Australia to start or improve their small business and is a specialist in virtual business incubation.

www.belmontbec.com           www.bpwbusinessincubator.com

TCFWA | TCF Australia | TCF Global is a non-profit community organisation established in 1998, assisting over 6,000+ designers and fashion industry small businesses with fashion business skill development, linkages in the global supply chain, International trade and industry networks.

www.tcfwa.com   www.tcfaustralia.com         www.tcfglobal.com

Australian Federation of Business & Professional Women (Western Australian Division) Incorporated, (BPW) is a not for profit association that is part of the International Federation of Business & Professional Women with a 85 year history in advocating for women’s empowerment, gender equity and leadership across 5 continents in over 100 countries with General Consultative Status at ECOSOC, United Nations. www.bpw.com.au/wa         www.bpw.com.au          www.bpw-international.org

Carol Hanlon, Founding Manager, Belmont BEC (BEC Global), Founder/CEO, TCFWA (TCF Global), Founder BPW Business Incubator Project & TCF Australia Energy Efficiency Project has an extensive 23 year record of delivering small business development programs for the benefit of women across Australia and Internationally. Carol was an Australian Government delegate at APEC Women Economy Forums, 2015 Philippines, 2013 Indonesia & 2012 Russia. Represented Australia in 2015 Iconograph Exhibition in ‘Women Icons of APEC’.   Facilitated and presented three NGO Forums at UN CSW 56, CSW 59 & CSW 60 New York to deliver Women’s Business Empowerment Forums. Guest Presenter at UN CSW 55 & CSW 59 NGO Forums on ‘Migrant Women’, ‘Micro Enterprise Projects in Asia’, ‘B+20: Economic Empowerment of Migrant Women in Asia and related issues’. Carol was inducted in the Inaugural 2011 WA Women’s Hall of Fame for her passion and commitment with micro small business owners to achieve their business dreams and announced the ‘2015 Empowering women in a community or organisation in Australia’ in the ‘Sustaining Women’s Empowerment in Communities and Organisations’ Awards.

Statistics – Australian Small Business
96% of businesses in Australia are Small Business;
87% of these small businesses are micro small business (under 5 employees)
There are 1,646,344 small businesses in Australia; 32% operated by women (520,000+)
94% of all Australian businesses have an annual turnover of less than 2 million dollars.
One in every 10 houses in Australia has a home-based small business
Women own almost half of all home-based businesses and one-third of businesses operating from other locations.
46% of women run their businesses from home – a 20% increase in the last five years.
Women make or influence 80% of all purchasing decisions.

UN CSW60, New York, March 2016, NGO Parallel Event

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Topic: ‘Empowering Women in Small Business through Online Training & Mentoring that develops Sustainable Enterprises providing Social, Environment & Economic community benefits.’

Carol Hanlon, CEO of Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (BEC Global), TCF WA Inc. ( TCF Australia | TCF Global), BPW Business Incubator Training & Mentoring Program in conjunction with BPW Western Australia (BPWA WA) will present an NGO Parallel Forum during United Nations Commission Status Women (CSW60), New York, March 2016.0001-min

Carol has also been nominated as one of only 20 Business & Professional Women (BPW) from around the world that will represent BPW International at the United Nations during CSW60. This year’s priority theme is ‘Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development.’ The review theme is ‘The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls’

The ‘Empowering Women in Small Business’ Forum will highlight a range of Women in Business Online Training & Mentoring projects developed and conducted by the Belmont BEC Inc, (BEC Global) & TCFWA (TCF Global) based in Perth, Western Australia. The Forum also seeks to highlight creative sustainable products from women participating in TCF Global and BPW Business Incubator projects and provide the outcomes of fashion and TCF related small businesses who participated in energy efficiency training & mentoring.

The NGO CSW Forum gives non-government organisations from around the world the opportunity to discuss issues pertaining to women and girls, to network, share strategies/good practices, and to lobby governments to implement resolutions and treaties.

Carol Hanlon has an extensive 20 year record of delivering small business development programs for the benefit of women across Australia and Internationally. Carol was an Australian Government delegate at the 2012 APEC Women Economy Forums, St Petersburg, Russia, APEC 2013 Bali Indonesia and APEC 2015 Manila Philippines where Carol was also recognised in the Iconograph Exhibition ‘Women Icons of APEC’.   She was also invited by the NGO Forums at United Nations CSW55, CSW56 and CSW59 to deliver forums on women and business empowerment. Carol was inducted in the Inaugural 2011 WA Women’s Hall of Fame for her passion and commitment with micro small business owners to achieve their business dreams.

Carol will present a topic entitled: ‘Empowering Women in Small Business through Online Training & Mentoring that develops Sustainable Enterprises providing Social, Environment & Economic community benefits.’

Date: 15 March

Time: 2:30pm

Venue: CCUN, 777 UN Plaza, New York

Forum Highlights will include:

  • Australia – TCF Australia Online Energy Efficiency Training and Mentoring Project a three year project 2012-2015 conducted across Australia to 1,000 Fashion, Creative and textile, clothing, footwear (TCF) small businesses to reduce energy usage in their business and through their upstream and downstream supply chains.
  • APEC Economies – BPW Business Incubator Women in Business Online Training & Mentoring Project – a 6 month pilot providing business skill development to women in five APEC economies during 2014-2015 including Chinese Taipei, Republic of Korea, The Philippines, Chile and Australia.
  • Australia – BPW Business Incubator Women in Business Online Training & Mentoring Project – a two year project conducted across Australia 2013-2014 assisting 760 women develop business skills and the growth potential of their new or existing homebased, micro small business.
  • Global – Social Enterprise Projects providing economic outcomes and community social benefits and TCF Global & BEC Global Small Business support provided to Pakistan, South Africa, Mozambique, Fiji, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Nepal, India, Afghanistan, Nigeria, St Kitts, Puerto Rico, Mongolia and numerous organisations and designers from many countries.

Carol Hanlon said, “For two weeks in March, the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) turns the focus of the United Nations towards women and gender related issues worldwide. This year there was a record-breaking number of applications from organisations around the globe wanting to present at the parallel events (over 500!).I’m honoured to have been invited to present a forum in the NGO CSW Forum”

For further information please contact:

Carol Hanlon

CEO

Belmont BEC Inc. (BEC Global) | TCFWA Inc. (TCF Global)

P| 61 8 9479 3777   M| 61 417963231

E| carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com


Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc (BEC Global)PO Box 370, Cloverdale WA 6985 Australia Phone +61 8 9479 3777 Fax +61 8 9479 3888Email carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com
www.belmontbec.com www.mybusinessincubator.com.au   www.bpwbusinessincubator.com
www.tcfwa.com www.tcfaustralia.com www.tcfglobal.com
www.designedge.net.au www.fashionincubators.com

About:

Belmont BEC | BEC Global is a non-profit community organisation established in 1994, providing training and mentoring support services to over 20,000+ individuals in Australia to start or improve their small business and is a specialist in virtual business incubation.   www.belmontbec.com           www.bpwbusinessincubator.com

TCFWA | TCF Australia | TCF Global is a non-profit community organisation established in 1998, assisting over 6,000+ designers and fashion industry small businesses with fashion business skill development, linkages in the global supply chain, International trade and industry networks. www.tcfwa.com   www.tcfaustralia.com         www.tcfglobal.com

Australian Federation of Business & Professional Women (Western Australian Division) Incorporated, (BPW) is a not for profit association that is part of the International Federation of Business & Professional Women with a 85 year history in advocating for women’s empowerment, gender equity and leadership across 5 continents in over 100 countries with General Consultative Status at ECOSOC, United Nations. www.bpw.com.au/wa         www.bpw.com.au      www.bpw-international.org

UN CSW59, New York, March 2015, NGO Parallel Event

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Carol Hanlon CEO of Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (BEC Global), TCF WA Inc. (TCF Global), BPW Business Incubator Training & Mentoring Program in conjunction with BPW International will present a NGO Parallel Forum during UN CSW59, New York March, 2015.0001-min

Carol Hanlon has an extensive 20 year record of delivering small business development programs for the benefit of women across Australia and Internationally. Carol was an Australian Government delegate at the 2012 APEC Women Economy Forums, St Petersburg, Russia and 2013 Indonesia. Invited by the NGO Forums at United Nations CSW 56 to deliver a Women’s Business Empowerment Seminar, New York where the BPW Business Incubator concept was initially launched in 2012; Presenter at two UN CSW55 NGO Forums on Migrant Women and Micro Enterprise Projects in Asia. Carol was inducted in the Inaugural 2011 WA Women’s Hall of Fame for her passion and commitment with micro small business owners to achieve their business dreams.

Carol will present a topic entitled: Empowering Women in Business through Online Training & Mentoring

Date: 10 March

Time: 2:30 pm – 4pm

Venue: Armenian Convention Center, Hall V

Address: 630 2nd Avenue (at 35th street), New York, NY 10017

This Forum will highlight two recent ‘Women in Business’ Online Training & Mentoring Projects developed and conducted by the Belmont BEC based in Perth, Western Australia. The Forum will also seek to highlight an overview of creative products from women participating in the BPW Business Incubator projects. Belmont BEC Business Mentor Jeya Ramanathan will also join Carol in providing insights into online business mentoring provided through the BPW projects. Information on the organisations supporting this project below:

  • Australia – BPW Business Incubator Women in Business Online Training & Mentoring Project – a two year project conducted across Australia 2013-2014 assisting 700 women develop business skills and the growth potential of their new or existing homebased, micro small business. Partly funded by the Australian Government under the SBAS program and supported by Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc., Australian Federation of Business & Professional Women (WA Division), Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc. (TCFWA) & TCF Australia.
  • APEC 5 Economies – BPW Business Incubator Women in Business Online Training & Mentoring Project – a 4 month pilot providing business skill development to women in five APEC economies during 2014 including Chinese Taipei, Republic of Korea, The Philippines, Chile and Australia. Supported by APEC Multi-Year Project MSCE 03 2013A-The Chinese Taipei Foundation for Women’s Rights Promotion and Development, Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (BEC Global), TCF Global and the BPW Business Incubator Training & Mentoring Program as a pilot project to specifically help women in APEC economies develop their small business skills.
  • Additional countries that have benefited from TCF Global women in business support have included OrmocPhilippines, Pakistan, South Africa, Mozambique, Fiji, Nepal, India, Afghanistan, PNG, Malaysia, Indonesia,Taiwan, Hong Kong and numerous NGO organisations and designers from many countries.


For further information please contact:

Carol Hanlon
CEO
Belmont BEC | TCFWA
P| +61 8 9479 3777 M| +61 417963231
E| carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com


Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc (BEC)
PO Box 370, Cloverdale WA 6985 Australia Phone +61 8 9479 3777 Fax +61 8 9479 3888
Email carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com
www.belmontbec.com www.mybusinessincubator.com.au   www.bpwbusinessincubator.com
www.tcfwa.com www.tcfaustralia.com www.tcfglobal.com www.designedge.net.au www.fashionincubators.com
www.bpw.com.au www.bpw-international.org

About:

Belmont BEC | BEC Global is a non-profit community organisation established in 1994, providing training and mentoring support services to over 22,000+ individuals in Australia to start or improve their small business and is a specialist in virtual business incubation. www.belmontbec.com www.bpwbusinessincubator.com

TCFWA | TCF Australia | TCF Global is a non-profit community organisation established in 1998, assisting over 6,000+ designers and fashion industry small businesses with fashion business skill development, linkages in the global supply chain, International trade and industry networks. www.tcfwa.com www.tcfaustralia.com www.tcfglobal.com

Business & Professional Women known as BPW develops the professional, business and leadership potential of women on all levels through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and economic empowerment programs and projects around the world. BPW International was founded in 1930 and is represented in over 99 countries across 5 continents with General Consultative Status at The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) www.bpw-international.org | www.bpw.com.au | www.bpw.com.au/wa

Foundation for Women’s Rights Promotion and Development
Foundation for Women’s Rights Promotion and Development in Chinese Taipei has been leading an exciting project called ‘Innovation for Women and Economic Development: Facilitating Women’s Livelihood Development and Resilience with ICTs’. Foundation for Women’s Rights & Promotion recently co-hosted the 2014 Chinese Taipei APEC Conference: Utilizing ICTs to Empower Women Entrepreneurs, October 2014.
www.taiwanwomencenter.org.tw

UN CSW56, New York, March 2012, NGO Parallel Event

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Empowering Creative Rural Women Through Enterprise Development and Global Fashion Opportunities

During 2011, Ms Carol Hanlon, Member and past president of Belmont Business Professional Women (Belmont BPW), CEO of Belmont Business Enterprise Centre (Belmont BEC) and the Textile, Clothing, Footwear Resource Centre of WA (TCFWA & TCF GLOBAL) was invited to speak at two NGO events during the fifty-fifth session of the United Nations – Commission on the Status of Women in New York.0001-min

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), dedicated exclusively to gender equality and the advancement of women. It is the principal global policy-making body. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and the advancement of women worldwide. During these sessions many non-government organisations (NGO) also deliver presentations to the thousands of interested delegates that gather in New York during CSW.

This year, the organisations that Ms Hanlon represents above have been accepted to host their own Seminar as part of the NGO events held during the fifty-sixth session of the United Nations – Commission on the Status of Women. The topic will be ‘Empowering Creative Rural Women Through Enterprise Development and Global Fashion Opportunities’.

WORKSHOP: Empowering creative rural women through enterprise development and global fashion opportunities

Date: Friday 2nd March 2012

Time: 8.30am to 10.00am

Venue: 221 East 52nd St, NEW YORK. Venue has capacity for 250 attendees.

During the seminar tips on growing small businesses, community enterprise development and developing fashion incubators will be shared and case studies will be highlighted from fashion enterprise projects from Philippines, South Africa, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Cambodia, Tanzania and Pakistan.

The event will also officially launch the Business Professional Women Business Incubator project providing ‘ONLINE’ training and mentoring to develop business skills and business growth potential of women in homebased, micro small businesses operating globally. In addition, attendees will learn more about TCF Global sourcing missions to Hong Kong Fashion Week and India Trade Fairs (where some attendees may be eligible for sponsored accommodation and travel).

Carol Hanlon said, “It is a fantastic honour to be offered the opportunity to present a seminar as part of the fifty-sixth session of the United Nations – Commission on the Status of Women NGO events. The hour and a half seminar will provide attendees up to the minute information on global projects that are developing women’s skills in micro and small business. I am especially excited to share information about the International Trade Centre (ITC) program ‘Global Platform for action on Sourcing from Women Vendors’ where women owned businesses in all countries have the opportunity to supply goods or services to Fortune 500 multinational corporations on an international basis.”

Friday the 2nd of March is also Artisan Day at the United Nations – Commission on the Status of Women gathering in 2012. TCF Global will have a display table at the artisan fair from 3pm-7pm and will showcase works from TCF Ormoc, TCF Afghanistan, Cambodia, Africa and textile accessories from Indigenous Australians. This event will be held at 777 United Nations Plaza, NEW YORK.

For further information:

Carol Hanlon
CEO
Belmont Business Enterprise Centre
TCFWA – TCF Global
P| 61 8 9479 3777 M| 61 417963231
E| carol.hanlon@belmontbec.com

About Participating Organisations

TCF GLOBAL
TCF Global is a non-profit community organisation assisting designers and fashion industry with business skills development, linkages in the global supply chain, trade and industry networks, coordinates village sewing projects and facilitates the International Fashion Incubator Network.
www.tcfglobal.com

BELMONT BEC
Belmont BEC is a non-profit community organisation providing training and mentoring support services to individuals to start or improve their small business and is a specialist in virtual business incubation. www.belmontbec.com

BPW
The International Federation of Business and Professional Women known as BPW International develops the professional, business and leadership potential of women on all levels through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and economic empowerment programs and projects around the world. BPW in 98 countries and holds General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
www.bpw-international.org
www.bpwaust.com.au/belmont

Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc.
Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc. (TCFWA)
PO Box 370, Cloverdale WA 6985 Phone 08 9479 3777 Fax 08 9479 3888
www.belmontbec.com   www.tcfwa.com   www.tcfaustralia.com    www.tcfglobal.com
www.designedge.net.au   www.fashionincubators.com
www.bpwbusinessincubator.com