Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 - Belmont BEC | BEC Global | TCFWA | TCF Australia | TCF Global

Carol Hanlon, CEO of Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (BEC Global), TCF WA Inc. ( TCF Australia | TCF Global), BPW Business Incubator Training & Mentoring Projects has been invited to attend and present at the Women Economic Forum in The Hague, Netherlands on the 8th and 9th of March 2018.  

The Women Economic Forum (WEF) is a global conference to foster empowering women and connections among women committed to facilitate constructive change in ALL walks of life.  More than 200 women will attend and this year’s theme is “Women Empowering Agriculture, Circular Economy, Sustainability & Cyber Security”.

Ms Hanlon has been selected to address the Forum because of her extensive 24 year record of delivering small business development programs for the benefit of women across Australia and Internationally. Carol was an Australian Government delegate at 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 2017 APEC Vietnam.  She also presented at the 2017 APEC Women’s Economic Forum in India. Carol Hanlon was invited by the NGO Commission Status Women (NGO CSW) Forums United Nations, New York during CSW56, CSW59, CSW60 and CSW61 and CSW62 to deliver NGO forums for 6 years on the empowerment of women in small business. 

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 in 2015 was announced national winner in the ‘Empowering women in a community or organisation in Australia’. 

Ms Hanlon’s contribution to the globally recognised Women’s Economic Forum (WEF), at The Hague, Netherlands includes the following activities:

  1. Receiving an award as a “Exceptional Women of Excellence”, March 8 (International Women’s Day)
  2. Guest Speaker Plenary, 8th March, 10am – 11am, “Towards a More Sustainable Circular Economy – Reusing All What We Use”.
  3. Presenter Parallel, 8th March, 11am– 12 Noon, “Can We Learn Innovation”
  4. Presenter Parallel, 8th March, 2pm– 3:00pm, “Ecological Entrepreneurship”

Ms Hanlon will then be travelling after this event to New York to present a Forum on March 14th during UN CSW 62 on the topic ‘Economic Empowerment of Rural Women Entrepreneurs through Online Business Incubation’ and will profile rural women entrepreneurs from Malaysia, Iran, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Republic of Korea, The Philippines, Chile and regional and remote Australia

Ms Hanlon said, “Attending WEF 2018 at The Hague, Netherlands will be an honour to celebrate International Women’s Day, and the event will bring together pioneers and practitioners in circular economy, agriculture, sustainable development, public policy, smart cities, conscious enterprises, data and tech, and cybersecurity.”

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Belmont BEC | BEC Global | TCFWA | TCF Australia | TCF Global

Belmont BEC | BEC Global is a non-profit community organisation established in 1994, and has provided training and mentoring support services to over 20,000+ individuals and small businesses in WA and across Australia to start or improve their small business.  Belmont BEC is a specialist in online virtual business incubation, women in business support and has developed an extensive range of Innovative projects and programs to support small businesses.


TCFWA | TCF Australia | TCF Global is a non-profit community organisation established in 1998 has assisted 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.

Carol Hanlon
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Carol Hanlon, Women Economic Forum



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