Legislative Council (LegCo) member cum Director of LVK Group of Companies YB Nik Hafimi Abdul Haadii (seated 2nd L) and Media Adviser Asia for Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network Erum Masood (seated C) with the women entrepreneurs during the session. Image: Wardi Wasil

Big BWN Project recently hosted an engagement event with Commonwealth Businesswomen Network’s representative, exchanging ideas with local women leaders and entrepreneurs from various fields.

The Media Adviser Asia for Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network Erum Masood said that the network connects women to a bigger platform; with 53 commonwealth countries.

Among the women entrepreneurs during the engagement session. Image: Wardi Wasil

“… to resources in business, education and personal development. We can try to exchange programmes where maybe Brunei can have a women trade fair,” she said to some 20 women from Womennovation Brunei and Brunei Womenpreneur Network.

She further said that the platform can help educate women on starting a business, produce more income and reach out to a wider audience or market.

Media Adviser Asia for Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network Erum Masood during the engagement session. Image: Wardi Wasil

“It is a connecting tool – we will connect you to the right mode. There’s no harm in trying because of how successful we depend on how connected we are.”

“As long as we have good connectivity, we can make a good forum out of it. Our business models thrive on the social media we are using,” she added.

After the engagement which was held at Kunyit 7 Lodge, a Memorandum of Understanding to “Enable and Engage” was signed between Legislative Council (LegCo) member cum Director of LVK Group of Companies YB Nik Hafimi Abdul Haadii and Masood.

Legislative Council (LegCo) member cum Director of LVK Group of Companies YB Nik Hafimi Abdul Haadii (L) and Media Adviser Asia for Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network Erum Masood signing the MoU to “Enable and Engage” held at Kunyit 7 Lodge. Image: Wardi Wasil

Masood said the MoU is to facilitate and enable pathways on the empowerment of women through Trade, Training and Talent in various sectors.

It aims to promote encouragement of women of multiple disciplines to get empowerment and devise innovative ideas and solutions for their future and community through a Whole of Nation approach within the private sector and civil society towards achieving Wawasan 2035.

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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