E China Women's Federation Promotes E-commerce Startups, Innovation

June 19, 2017
By Wang BeiEditor: Cherry Peng

Wuhu Women's Federation in east China's Anhui Province has recently held various competitions and training to promote women's engagement in e-commerce.

In November 2015, the federation launched the 1st Women E-commerce Entrepreneurship Competition on the theme of "Internet + Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Future" with the support of government departments and local enterprises.

According to Chen Yi, president of the federation, interconnection is the basis for their work.

Federations at all levels across the province have provided training sessions for women in the field. Some 25 such sessions were held before the competition, with the participation of 2,749 individuals and a further 1,000 registering online.

Xiao Rongju, a 45-year-old official, said, “The e-commerce training really answers our needs to transform from consumers to sellers on online shopping platforms.” Only a year after the competition, she has successfully sold three clean energy cars via the internet and helped more than 10 women in their 40s and 50s start businesses online.

Since the e-commerce competition, Wuhu Women's Federation started a campaign to find the Top 10 Pacesetters for Women E-commerce Entrepreneurship.

Furthermore, a team from Wuhu-based Changjiang 7 Network Co. came first at the Anhui 1st Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition.

"Women's federations at different levels will continue to implement the work arrangements, further the Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Action, explore and integrate resources, and create more platforms to facilitate the rise of so-called 'She Power' on the path of innovation and entrepreneurship," added Chen.

(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)


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