To encourage continuity and sustainable engagement between participants and mentors, and inspire participants to reach their full potential while raising awareness on the importance of a gender-equal environment, The High Commission of Canada in Brunei Darussalam, with the support of The Brunei Womenpreneur Network, held a speed-mentoring and networking, to celebrate International Women’s Day. The function took place this afternoon at the Rimba Garden Central.

The event was attended by some 50 new start-up entrepreneurs, students and university lecturers. 20 local influential entrepreneurs, government officials and heads of diplomatic missions participated in the event providing guidance to participants aside from having discussions on their aspirations and challenges with a goal of contributing to the socio-economic development of Brunei Darussalam.

Among participating mentors were Thomas Danis, Acting High Commissioner of Canada and Yang Berhormat Dayang Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Awang Haji Abdul Rahman, Member of the Legislative Council, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Darussalam Enterprise (DARe), Founder of the Collective, and Co-Founder of the Tyne Solutions and Southeast Asian Women Network. Through the event, The High Commission of Canada and Big BWN project hopes to empower youth by providing them with opportunity to meet with other like-minded individuals and networks as well as learn from leaders and influencers in the country.

Source: Radio Television Brunei