Panel: “Empowering Women Means Business” at ASEAN Women CEOs Summit

Private sector leaders, social entrepreneurs along with European Union and UN officials will meet in Bangkok to discuss the business case for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment at a panel hosted as part of the ASEAN Women CEOs Summit.


“Empowering Women Means Business” at ASEAN Women CEOs Summit

WHAT: The Regional Programme, “WeEmpowerAsia” by UN Women in partnership with the European Union (EU) will host the panel “Empowering Women Means Business” as part of the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN) Women CEOs Summit.

The event is expected to raise awareness of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and catalyze commitments to invest in gender-inclusive business environments.

REGISTRATION: Mandatory for all participants. Click below to register:

WHEN: Thursday, 31 October 2019 / 3:00 – 4:30 P.M.

WHERE: The Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Hotel, Thailand


Opening comments:
Mr. Giuseppe Busini
, Charge d'Affaires a.i, EU Delegation to Thailand

Ms. Anna-Karin Jatfors, Deputy Regional Director, UN Women Asia and the Pacific


  • Ms. Nadira Yusoff, CEO, KiddoCare Malaysia and Head of AWEN Malaysia
  • Ms. Isabelle De Stobbeleir, Counsellor and Deputy Head of the Economic and Trade Section - EU Delegation to Thailand.
  • Mr. Yosayut Sahawatcharin, Vice President Human Resources of Unilever (Thailand)
  • Mr. Ernest Vincent Hutagalung, Chief Financial Officer, Telkomtelstra (Indonesia)
  • Ms. Katherin Kirschemann, Founder of the ‘Do School’

About AWEN

The ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN) is a network of business women in the region, operating to exchange knowledge, experience; develop and propose initiatives to promote economic and trade activities in order to enhance gender equality, empower and strengthen entrepreneurship skills for women in ASEAN Community; create favorable environment for female-led enterprises and support for women entrepreneurship in the region.

About WeEmpowerAsia

"WeEmpowerAsia" is a regional programme by the European Union and UN Women, aimed to increase the number of women who lead, participate and access to business opportunities and leadership within the private sector to advance sustainable and inclusive growth in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, whilst fostering more gender-equal trade opportunities with Europe.

About UN Women

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

About the European Union

The European Union is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development while maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms.

Follow the hashtag #WeEmpowerAsia for live updates on our social media channels.

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @unwomenasia

The official accounts and hashtags of the summit are:

Facebook: @awenasean & @womenCEOs

Instagram: @women_ceo_summit


For more information, please contact:

Montira Narkvichien
Regional Communications Specialist
UN Women Asia and the Pacific
Tel: +66 2 288 1579 | Mobile: +66 81 6688900 | Email: