UOB Thailand launches the Womenpreneur: Tech and Sustainability programme to empower female entrepreneurs and future-proof their business

Thursday 09 March 2023 11:09
UOB Thailand today announced the launch of Womenpreneur, a digital transformation programmed designed to equip female business owners with the tools and knowledge needed to succeed in an ever-changing digital economy. Developed in collaboration with The FinLab Thailand, Thai Business Incubators and Science Parks Association (Thai-BISPA), O2O Forum and Reporter Journey, this initiative will provide 150 female entrepreneurs with access to training programmes and resources that will enable them to develop their digital capabilities.
UOB Thailand launches the Womenpreneur: Tech and Sustainability programme to empower female entrepreneurs and future-proof their business

The multi-faceted programme Womenpreneur: Tech and Sustainability is part of UOB's effort to support female entrepreneur and help them build businesses that are both sustainable and profitable.

The three-month curriculum provides participants with workshops led by experienced mentors who can offer advanced guidance on leveraging technology for improved business growth. In addition, women entrepreneurs will benefit from interactive networking sessions that stimulate collaboration among peers, allowing them to share their experiences within the community and create a successful and sustainable business venture. Participating entrepreneurs will also receive a complimentary trial on influencer marketing worth THB 5,000 from TellScore, one of the leading influencer consultancy and agency service.

According to Thailand's Trade Policy and Strategy Office, in Thailand, over 3 million Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) are mostly led by women, showing their importance for the country's economy. Despite their efforts to adapt during the pandemic, women-led MSMEs have faced major challenges such as lack of digital skills, online and content marketing, business connections, and mental health issues.

Ms Sirinun Jiradilok, Head of Digital Engagement and FinTech Innovation, UOB Thailand, said, "Women entrepreneurs in Thailand are making strides despite the lack of a favourable business environment. With this Womenpreneur programme, we help create an ecosystem to support women-led businesses, connecting them to their peers and opening doors to new opportunities. They should also have access to digital tools and guidance as they seek ways to embrace sustainability into their operations. This will future proof their enterprises and allow them to keep abreast with emerging market developments"

The Womenpreneur: Tech and Sustainability programme is open to female entrepreneurs who are willing to explore new ideas, embrace technology, invest in digital tools and commit their time throughout the three-month programme from March to May 2023. Interested women entrepreneurs, regardless of sector and turnover, can apply for the programme at www.facebook.com/uob.th or https://thefinlab.com/th/thailand till 25 March 2023.

About UOB
UOB is a leading bank in Asia. Operating through its head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, UOB has a global network of around 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Since its incorporation in 1935, UOB has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions. Today, UOB is rated among the world's top banks: Aa1 by Moody's Investors Service and AA- by both S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings.

For nearly nine decades, UOB has adopted a customer-centric approach to create long-term value by staying relevant through its enterprising spirit and doing right by its customers. UOB is focused on building the future of ASEAN - for the people and businesses within, and connecting with ASEAN.

The Bank connects businesses to opportunities in the region with its unparalleled regional footprint and leverages data and insights to innovate and create personalised banking experiences and solutions catering to each customer's unique needs and evolving preferences. UOB is also committed to help businesses forge a sustainable future, by fostering social inclusiveness, creating positive environmental impact and pursuing economic progress. UOB believes in being a responsible financial services provider and is steadfast in its support of art, social development of children and education, doing right by its communities and stakeholders.

About UOB Thailand
UOB Thailand is a fully-licensed commercial bank with its network of 149 branches, 352 ATMs nationwide (as at 31 December 2021). UOB Thailand is 99.66 per cent owned by Singapore-headquartered UOB, and is rated among the top banks in Thailand: AAA (tha) by Fitch Ratings.

Source: PR One Network

UOB Thailand launches the Womenpreneur: Tech and Sustainability programme to empower female entrepreneurs and future-proof their business