- The forum was attended by 11 female entrepreneurs from Fuerteventura in the framework of the European project 100 Women Plus.
- The round table focused on the exchange of experiences between women entrepreneurs and young people.
01/12/2023, Brussels. On Wednesday, 29 October, the headquarters of the Finnova Foundation in Brussels hosted the VII Next Talent Generation Forum. This seventh edition was attended by 11 female entrepreneurs from Fuerteventura who were in Brussels on the 28th and 29th of November visiting the European institutions and other organisations based in Brussels on the occasion of the 100 Women Plus EU Brussels Visitors Programme held in the framework of the European project 100 Women Plus.
The first intervention was given by María del Carmen Alonso Saavedra, Island Councillor for Accessibility, IT, new technologies, planning and strategic projects of the Fuerteventura Island Council, who explained the objective of the 100 Women Plus EU Brussels Visitors Programme: “to bring European institutions and the functioning of the Union closer to Fuerteventura’s female managers in order to strengthen the female business ecosystem by providing new training and financing channels”.
Afterwards, each of the female managers explained their professional career, their business and their way of contributing value to society. Topics related to emotional well-being, links with people/customers, textile sustainability, circular economy, sustainable tourism, among others, were discussed, where young people also contributed their point of view.
About the 100 Women Plus project
The 100 Women Plus project, co-funded by the EU Erasmus+ programme and led by the Finnova Foundation, in collaboration with the Cabildo of Fuerteventura and the Founders Association, is a project in favour of cooperation and understanding to promote women’s entrepreneurship and leadership.
This project has been designed to improve the channels of collaboration and dialogue, proposes a series of learning activities, exchange of experiences and transfer of results that will contribute to establish new mechanisms for women’s participation, strengthen the ecosystem of women entrepreneurs in the participating countries and create networks and generate alliances between institutions.
About the Finnova Foundation
Finnova is the Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation based in Brussels and Spain, working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship in the EU. Finnova’s experience in leading communication and dissemination activities for European projects is combined with a proven track record in business creation and entrepreneurship support programmes, such as accelerators, incubators and events, as well as its commitment to training and employability of young people.