Invest for the Future has created a high impact conference featuring learning workshops, facilitated networking and a marketplace to showcase the talents of participants which will be held in Struga, Macedonia from October 17-19, 2013. With over 180 applicants, our budget and format did not allow for more than 80 participants coming from 15 different countries. However, with each participant pledging to share on the knowledge during and after the conference, the estimated impact will reach a wider network of 800 more women. We will also be reporting live from the event with Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook reports, so check back frequently to experience the event virtually.
Are you a female photographer, either professional or emerging artist? Or a woman who runs a business, social enterprise or craft? If so, Invest for the Future (IFTF) is putting out an open call for a curated show featuring portraits by female photographers of female entrepreneurs for an online and travelling exhibition and coffee table book to be distributed at the next IFTF International Women’s Day conference in March 2014. IFTF is seeking professional photographs that not only feature the women owners themselves, but also the tools of their trade to convey their entrepreneurial story in a creative and artistic manner. IFTF believes pictures can unite, and seeks photography that demonstrates both country and individual-specific themes and universal women’s issues.
Subject - Irena Sophia, Artist, Croatia taken by Photographer - Tina Lee Odinsky-Zec
Interview by Tina Lee Odinsky-Zec featuring Q&A with Nejira Nalic, Executive Director @ microfinance organization MI-BOSPO. Published 24 May 2013
Invest for the Future provides a support network and best knowledge for female entrepreneurs throughout Southern and Eastern Europe and Eurasia. There are three types of support offered: Learning, Networking and Earning. Women business owners can access our knowledge resources; join a community of support from peers and mentors; and identify financial resources to match the strategic needs of small and medium enterprises in the region.