Online community for female entrepreneurs

A new initiative led by The Gender Consortium at Flinders University will help create an online community for female entrepreneurs across Indonesia and link them to Australian female entrepreneurs.

The Gender Consortium, which is part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is working in partnership with the Hen House Co-op Ltd and the Indonesian Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection.

New funding worth $95,000 will support the creation of a safe online space for female Indonesian entrepreneurs to share ideas, connect with each other, build confidence, learn and test their business objectives in a supportive environment.

Flinders alumna Moira Were AM (BSocAdmin ’82), founder of Chooks SA and the Hen House Co-op Ltd, says support for female entrepreneurs is urgently needed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“COVID-19 is having a devastating impact and women are bearing the brunt of the effects with extra complications through juggling business, family and community responsibilities,” says Ms Were.

“Using an online platform to connect, communicate, curate and co-create information, new knowledge and confidence, this initiative can positively leverage these circumstances to build community, manage expectations around connectivity, capacity and capability building.”

This initiative is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

For updates about the progress of this initiative follow:
Twitter Handles: @HenHouseCoop and @GCFlinders
Facebook Page: @GCFlinders
Instagram: @HenHouseCoop
Hashtags: #AusIndonesia Institute #HenHouseCoop #genderlens


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