"Companies pink are 1.4 million, grew more than male ones and are more resilient to crisis."
This is what emerges from the 2nd National Report on Women's Entrepreneurship of the Lombardy regional chamber of commerce.
Lombardy hosts the largest number of women-owned businesses (about 200 000 companies), an increase of +0.4%. In the province of Milan there are over 57 thousand, +1.2% compared to 2009.
Despite the crisis, the data tell us that women, when they do business, are good because they are bearers of values and important skills, also linked to their relational quality, pragmatic, creative.
To this end, the roundtable aims to present both resources made available for start up businesses run by women, and tools that encourage the creation of a network of communication between entrepreneurs and foster new business opportunities between companies. Finally, investments will be presented to the creation and support networks for women.
Thursday, June 30, 2011, from 9.30 to 13.45
Lombardy Region, Hall Pirelli - Pirelli Palace
9.30 am: Registration
10.00: Opening of the meeting
Female Entrepreneurship Committee Chairman Chamber of Commerce of Milan and regional coordination committees of the Lombardy Region Women Entrepreneurs
Vice President of the Lombardy Region and Councillor for Industry, crafts, building and cooperation of the Lombardy Region
Councillor for Equal Opportunities of the Province of Milan
Delegate of the President to the promotion of Equal Opportunities
10.30: Round table and question time
Moderator and co-ordinates:
Maria Silvia Sacchi
A journalist of the Corriere della Sera
Resources and Initiatives in support of female entrepreneurship: the call "start-up business"
Industry Directorate General, Craft, Construction and Presentation of the cooperation contract to promote youth entrepreneurship and women's
Rewarding for female entrepreneurs in calls to support the competitiveness of local business, Milan / Lombardy
Innovhub Special Agency of the Milan Chamber of Commerce
Create and support networks for women
Director of Sports, Youth, Equal Opportunities of the Province of Milan
Technology and innovation to support the creation of new business opportunities and cooperation:
the case "for Women 2.0 Imprendium" (co-financed by "big ideas for small projects 2010")
Regional Coordinating Committees for Women Entrepreneurs
Anna Maria Gandolfi (CIF President Brescia), Annick Mollard (CIF Mantua)
Gabriella Bersani (CIF Sondrio), Loretta Lazzarini (CIF Lecco), Ida Rocca (Bergamo CIF), Mina Pirovano (CIF Monza and Brianza).
At 13.45: Conclusion