France wants PHL’s women entrepreneurs to stamp their class in local business

THE envoy of France recently commended the Women’s Business Council Philippines (WomenbizPH) for empowering the country’s female entrepreneurs.

“Women can lead the change toward progress by empowering them,” Ambassador Michele Boccoz declared in her address during WomenbizPH’s recently concluded “Women Strong Network” hybrid trade fair.

By educating Filipinas, especially those belonging to the micro, small, medium enterprises (MSMEs), Boccoz said female entrepreneurs can now pursue research and innovation for better products and services. 

She also pointed out that they should pursue digital education towards digital transformation. 

WomenbizPH, the lead private-sector partner of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), provided assistance to 120 women-owned MSMEs through the trade fair to equip them with needed skills and tools for business continuity in 2022 and beyond. 

With more than 99.5 percent of registered businesses in the country belonging to small enterprises—54 percent of which are run by women—the trade fair aimed to promote products of women-entrepreneurs to both local and global markets.

Boccoz also encouraged them to develop a strong networking strategy so they can share their knowledge and skills to the next generation.

Meanwhile, the French envoy mentioned that diplomatic relations between Paris and Manila remain robust, as the two countries mark the 75th anniversary of interactions: “We want to build stronger…between our two countries in the next 75.”

To celebrate this significant milestone, several events will be organized throughout the second half of 2022 to manifest the historic friendship between France and the Philippines, offering new opportunities to bring their people closer together.