APEC Women and the Economy Forum 2018, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG)
enVizion’s CEO, Julie-ann Lambourne was invited by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to participate and be a part of the panel at the APEC Public Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy – ‘Empowering Women and Girls to Thrive in the Digital Economy’.
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum of 21 Asia-Pacific economies. APEC's member economies are home to more than 2.7 billion people and make up over half of global GDP. APEC partners make up more than 70 per cent of Australia's total trade in goods and services. Closer regional economic integration contributes to Australian economic growth and prosperity.
Julie-ann was accompanied by Vicki, enVizion Finance Manager and co-founder and were hosted by the Australian High Commission, PNG and DFAT representative.
The two-day forum included:
05.09 - Symposium on Champions to Promote Women’s Economic Empowerment and
Gender Inclusion in the Asia-Pacific Region
06.09 - Public Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy
Julie-ann was a member of the panel in the Public Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy – Empowering Women and Girls to Thrive in the Digital Economy. This session looks at how APEC can strengthen collaboration between the government and the private sector, through alignment of policies and regulations to business practices and corporate responsibility to drive the gender inclusion and women’s economic empowerment agenda.
‘There were a number of important conversations being held during the two day APEC forum with representatives from all of the Asia Pacific region.What an honour it was to share the enVizion story and the importance of inclusion of women and girls in the digital economy. This included having the opportunity to spend time and share with Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls Sharman Stone.’ Julie-ann said
A special thank you goes to Sharón Ben-Porat, Policy Officer, DFAT for organising all aspects of the trip; Lucy Rhydwen Marett, Second Secretary, Australian High Commission, Papua New Guinea for all your support.