The Centre for Social Impact Swinburne undertook the project “Building Connections for Enterprising Women” with Good Shepherd Microfinance and colleagues at Swinburne Sarawak (Malaysia).
Funded by the Australian Government through the Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the project aimed to develop a long-term collaborative relationship among practitioners and researchers with expertise in women’s enterprise development. Find out more info.
Through a series of forums, roundtables and videoconferences to share expertise, the project mapped the enterprise development ecosystem and developed a framework for supporting enterprising women in Sarawak and Victoria.
Three successful roundtable engagements with women entrepreneurs and support organisations were organised: one in December 2017 and two in May 2018. The roundtables focused on the current state of the support ecosystem for women entrepreneurs, challenges, opportunities, and what can be done to improve support for enterprising women in all of their diversity.