Alibaba Global Conference
On May 20-21, The Asia Foundation's Carol H. Yost spoke in Hangzhou, China at the Alibaba Global Conference on Women and Entrepreneurship. Yost's panel emphasized the emerging opportunity technology presents in facilitating businesswomen's access to information, online marketplaces, and online networks. Yost highlighted the Foundation's success in using technology to bridge gaps faced by businesswomen, such as mobile phones to connect women entrepreneurs to business support across rural Bangladesh. The Asia Foundation's landmark study on women entrepreneurs in APEC countries found the crucial importance of networks and mentorship, and Yost discussed the Foundation's work in China providing migrant women with business training and mentorship opportunities, and in Cambodia connecting aspiring women entrepreneurs in rural areas with established women entrepreneurs in urban areas and our work. Read more.