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Conference on female entrepreneurship

Female Entrepreneurship In China and Denmark: Success Stories, Experiences and Opportunities. Meet 25 female entrepreneurs from China, the Chinese Ambassador, Li Ruiyu, the CBS president Per Holten Andersen and the CEO of Symphogen, Kirsten Drejer.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 09:30 to 12:00


Conference on female entrepreneurship China and Denmark

The number of women starting their own business has grown significantly across the world over the past decade. Today, women-owned businesses make crucial contributions to employment, innovation and wealth creation.

Even so, women are still considerably less likely to become entrepreneurs and their businesses tend remain small in terms of employment and sales and relatively less profitable. In Denmark only 1 out of 500 women become an entrepreneur, only 1 out of 4 new ventures is founded by women and less than 12% of female businesses directly engage in exporting.

What underpins women’s decision to enter business ownership? What are the barriers to female entrepreneurship? How do successful female entrepreneurs overcome disadvantages to generate and operate high-growth businesses? What economic, social and institutional policies are essential to improve female entrepreneurship rates and the performance of female businesses?

To promote a timely debate around these issues, on May 23rd, CBS is hosting the conference

Female Entrepreneurship China and Denmark: Success Stories, Experiences and Opportunities

with the participation of twenty-five very successful female entrepreneurs from Zhejiang, China’s most entrepreneurial province. The speakers include the CBS President Per Holten-Andersen, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Li Ruiyu, one of Denmark’s most prominent female entrepreneurs, Kirsten Drejer, Prof. Zhongming Wang, Executive Dean of School of Management and the Director of Global Entrepreneurship Research Center, Zhejiang University and the Director of CBS Entrepreneurship Platform, Serden Ozcan.



09.30 – 09.45: Registration, coffee, tea and Danish bread.

09.45 – 09.50: Welcome by Platform Director Serden Ozcan.

09.45 – 10.00: The Danish-Chinese economic relations with a focus on entrepreneurial opportunities. By the Chinese Ambassador, Mr Li Ruiyu.

10.00 – 10.15: The entrepreneurial business school. By CBS President Per Holten-Andersen.

10.15 – 10.35: Global entrepreneurship from the female entrepreneur’s point of view. By CEO and co-founder of Symphogen, Kirsten Drejer.

10.35 – 11.00: Pause

11.00 – 11.10: Female entrepreneurship in Denmark. By the director of the CBS Entrepreneurship Platform, Serden Ozcan.

11.10 – 11.20: Female entrepreneurship in China. By Professor Zhongming Wang, Zhejiang University.

11.20 – 12.00: Q&A with Women Entrepreneurs

12.00 – 12.30: Reception at Kilen, Ground Floor.

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