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May242024

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What’s Next for Gender Equality? Australia Launches Next Phase of Support for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Vietnam
The Australian Embassy in Vietnam announced, on 22 May 2024, the launch of the next phase of Investing in Women (IW), an Australian Government initiative supporting women’s economic empowerment in Southeast Asia.
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May072024

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Australia boosts investment for women’s economic empowerment in the Philippines
The Australian Government launched the new phase of its Investing in Women program in the Philippines together with gender equality advocates from the Philippine government, private sector and civil society.
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Jul262022

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First Dialogue of Indonesian and Australian Women Business Leaders
JAKARTA AND CANBERRA – TUESDAY 26 JULY 2022: In a first for the bilateral relationship, women leaders from some of the largest businesses in Indonesia and Australia will meet on Tuesday 26 July 2022 to discuss opportunities to deepen trade and investment ties between the two countries. Australia’s Chief Executive Women (CEW) and the Indonesia Business […]
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Jun292022

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Ascend Vietnam Ventures surpasses US$50M target, investing in diverse founders building global startups in Vietnam
VIETNAM, June 28, 2022 – Ascend Vietnam Ventures announced that it has exceeded its US$50M target for its flagship early-stage venture capital fund, AVV Alpha. Led by Binh Tran and Eddie Thai, the fund is seeking the next wave of globally iconic startups emerging from Vietnam. Tran and Thai have been investing together in Vietnam since […]
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May192022

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Advancing the Growth of Women-Led SMEs in the Philippines: A Gender Lens in Policy & Investment
Manila, Philippines – On May 17, the Philippines investor and public policy community held an event to explore how a gender lens in policy and investment can advance the growth of women-led SMEs and bolster the Philippine economy. Investing in Women (an initiative of the Australian Government) and AVPN (a pan-Asian network for impact investors) co-hosted […]
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May182022

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Applications to UN Women 2022 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards will be accepted until June 30
The UN Women 2022 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards, recognising leaders and business organisations promoting gender inclusivity and women empowerment, opened on 19 April 2022 with a callout for applications until June 30. The WEPs Awards, now on their third year, are organised by UN Women’s WeEmpowerAsia Programme, with the support of the European Union, and in partnership […]
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