The Swedish Embassy in Cairo partnered with Entreprenelle and hosted a panel discussion followed by a reception at Swedish Ambassador Håkan Emsgård’s residence to celebrate International and Egyptian Women’s Day.
The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, National Council of Childhood and Motherhood, and the National Council of Women, in addition to some of Egypt’s top female gender activists and entrepreneurs.
The reception began with opening speeches from the Emsgård and Founder of Entreprenelle Rania Ayman. The reception focused on the success stories of women in Egypt and Sweden through a panel discussion aiming to highlight positive, thriving, and influential women in different posts and positions.
“Gender Equality is a global challenge which requires cooperation between countries. It is a top priority for the Swedish government, just as it is for the Egyptian government,” said Emsgård.
“March is truly a month for Egyptian women. While the world celebrates International Women’s Day on 8 March, Egyptian Women’s Day falls on 16 March; and today, we partnered with Entreprenelle to celebrate women and listen to their success stories and the challenges they face on their journey.”
“It takes a village to achieve women empowerment, and no one can do it alone. That’s why we believe in partnership,” said Ayman.