Wing (Cambodia) Limited Specialised Bank yesterday organised an event to discuss female entrepreneurship and ways of equipping women with the tools they need to succeed.
Organised in conjunction with Women’s World Banking and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia, the event was held at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra.
In his opening remarks, Wing CEO Manu Ranjan said they are always working on innovative financial services that empower women entrepreneurs.
“There is a huge scope to work with government and others in the industry to increase the outreach and encourage greater use of digital solutions,” he said.
Mr Rajan said dialogue on inclusivity and overcoming gender-based obstacles is key and must be encouraged.
The event also featured a panel discussion on ‘Why gender diversity matters?’ where speakers share their experiences and achievements as leaders in their industries.
As the Kingdom continues to develop economically and undergoes a digital transformation, the context in which SMEs operate is dramatically changing.
A proactive approach by the public and private sector is needed to make the business landscape more accessible for female entrepreneurs, experts at the event said.
Speakers at the event included Keo Mom, CEO of LyLy Food; Koy Sodany from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport; Nicky Enriquez, chief people officer of the Royal Group of Companies; and Chheang Sreng Srun, chief consumer business officer at Wing.
“There has to be strong commitment and the desire to contribute to the development of Cambodia,” Ms Sodany said, urging female government officers to constantly strive to play a bigger role at work.
Fellow panelist Nicky Enriquez encouraged female staff in companies to work hard to access management roles or get a seat at the board.
Wing has over 7,000 agents across the country, 80 percent of which are women.