Wena eyes 500 Bumi women entrepreneurs
KUALA LUMPUR: The Association of Bumiputera Women Entrepreneur Network of Malaysia (Wena) aims to have 500 young Bumiputera women entrepreneurs by year-end from the current 350.
Its president Nuraizah Shamsul Baharin said the members are from various sectors such as food and beverage, information and communication technology, health and beauty, education and retail and services.
"We want to attract new mem-bers through networking sessions, the social media, training and via engagement with government agencies," she said at the "Creating Women Leaders" seminar here yesterday.
She said the association is using its own funds derived from members' fees to organise its activities.
Wena's upcoming activities include the Wena Business TV series featuring tips and "how to" guides from successful entrepreneurs.
Wena, established in September 2003, is a non-profit association dedicated towards championing women's rights in business and their professions.
Nuraizah said Wena will work with Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd to encourage more participation from women technopreneurs in utilising the technology and marketing grants available through it.