Monday, October 20th, 2014

Carol Hanlon, CEO of non-profit organisations Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (Belmont BEC) and Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc. (TCFWA), has been invited as an honorable guest and Keynote Speaker to the 2014 Chinese Taipei APEC Conference: Utilizing ICTs to Empower Women Entrepreneurs on the 28th and 29th of October.

Since the Multi-Year Project (also known as MYP) of “Innovation for Women and Economic Development: Facilitating Women’s Livelihood Development and Resilience with ICTs” was passed by APEC Budget and Management Committee (BMC) in June 2013, Chinese Taipei has launched a baseline inventory on the programs of “Using ICT tools to assist female to establish an enterprise or expand business operation” with partner economies, such as Chile, Republic of Korea, and the Philippines. The first-year research results are expected to be presented at the upcoming conference, which aims to facilitate the sharing of case studies on how partner economies of our MYP and other organizations/companies use ICT innovations to develop women’s business opportunities.

Carol Hanlon will deliver a Key Note speech at the APEC Conference titled:

‘Empowering Women in Business through ‘Online’ Training & Mentoring’

Date: Tuesday, 28 October 2014 (Open to Public)

Time: 09:40~10:50

Location: NTUH International Convention Center, Taipei

Ms Hanlon said of the opportunity to deliver a key note speech at the international conference, “I will be giving an update on our successful ‘BPW Business Incubator ONLINE Training & Mentoring Project’ which delivers small business training to over 700 women in business in Australia, partly supported by the Australian Government through the Small Business Advisory Program (SBAS). In addition we have also launched the ‘BPW Business Incubator ONLINE Training & Mentoring APEC Project’ which will provide online training & mentoring to 20 small business women from APEC economies such as Korea, Chile and the Philippines. Via these projects and our other projects with Belmont BEC, TCFWA, and TCF Global we are able to help develop business skills and business growth potential for women in small business internationally.”

Ms Hanlon will also attend the “International Forum on Women’s Innovative Economy Development: Rural Women, Aboriginal Women and Social Enterprise” on October 27, 2014.

Contact Profile

Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc./Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc/Australian Federation of Business & Professional Women (Western Australian Division) Inc.

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. 

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.

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.    

Carol Hanlon
P: 0417963231






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