GLOSS Issue 19 DEC 2014-JAN 2015 - Page 30

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Renata Cooper 19th November saw 144 countries, including Australia, observe the inaugural Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. Driven by the United Nations, the day was created to support and empower femaleowned businesses and causes globally. Women’s entrepreneurship has been gaining interest and momentum over the last few years across the world. Forecasts are now pointing to an expected $6 trillion in additional earned income from women over the next five years. I