AusIndo Gender Consortium zoom meeting

Gender Consortium

We closed out #globalentrepreneurshipweek with an online connection through our project and partnership with the Gender Consortium at Flinders University. Supported by the #AusIndonesiaInstitute and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade we brought together female founders, entrepreneurs, female leaders in #coops to discuss their learning priorities.

We will be exchanging our learning and experiences in the coming months around cash flow, juggling home and business lives, export readiness and investment readiness.

The conversation was led by Leesa Chesser. She was joined by Hen House Coop founder Moira Were AM. International cooperative principles 5 and 6 were clearly visible in the discussion. Principle 5 is Education, Training, and Information: Education and training for members, elected representatives (directors/trustees), CEOs, and employees help them effectively contribute to the development of their cooperatives.

Communications about the nature and benefits of cooperatives, particularly with the general public and opinion leaders, help boost cooperative understanding. Principle 6 is Cooperation Among Cooperatives: By working together through local, national, regional and international structures, cooperatives improve services, bolster local economies, and deal more effectively with social and community needs.

Hen House Coop learnt more about the Segala Sagela Sejahtera Coop who recently signed a cooperation agreement with Indonesian Retailers Association (Aprindo) regarding marketing promotions and capacity building for its members.