International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) 2014 Nov. 16-19, 2014

Chamber Trade Sweden will welcome women entrepreneurs from Nigeria, Zambia, Malaysia, Europe, Australia and North and South America to celebrate the Eighth Annual International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge Conference (IWEC) on November 16-19th.


This is a major geographical expansion for IWEC since it is the first time the conference will be held in Scandinavia.  Founding sponsors, La Caixa and IESE are also joining us again this year.  The conference will recognize successful women entrepreneurs from industries that include computer software, fashion, manufacturing, oil and gas, agribusiness, health services, skin care, travel, research technology, shipping and freight forwarding, education and many other enterprises.  The firms led by these women represent a turnover of nearly one billion dollars, with 15,000 employees, and they will be looking for business opportunities in Sweden.

IWEC’s mission is to develop a global business network for successful women business owners, helping them gain and expand access to international markets by presenting a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, and connectivity, further promoting dialogue among women entrepreneurs and business leaders throughout the world.

This year 32 women from the UK, Peru, Spain, Sweden, South Africa, the United States, Turkey, The Philippines, Australia, Serbia, Taiwan, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and India will be honoured for their achievements in business development, revenue, market penetration and innovation, among other milestones.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Ensuring the Health of Your Business in a Competitive Global Market.”  During the conference, attendees will network with local business people and explore subjects such as the role of business, the impact of trade and investment in business enterprises, the health of their communities and world economy, modernizing, and many other pivotal subjects and panels.

IWEC was initiated in 2007 by the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce in association with the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Ladies Organization (FICCI/FLO) and joined by the U.S. Department of State and the Cape Town Chamber of Commerce.  The organization has held annual conferences in Barcelona, New York, New Delhi, Cape Town (South Africa), Lima and is pleased to be welcomed to Stockholm.

More information on the conference and awardees can be found at:

About Rangam Consultants Inc.

Rangam Consultants Inc. is a certified WMBE that would be representing the state of New Jersey in this year's IWEC Awards Conference in Stockholm.  Rangam is among the fastest growing staffing companies that support contingent workforce programs for Fortune 500 clients of managed service providers.  Rangam serves industries such as Pharmaceutical/Life Sciences, Telecommunications, Energy & Utilities, Hi-Tech & Information Technology, Financial & Insurance, Manufacturing & Retail, and Consumer Products & Food, among others.  The firm has over 300 employees working in nine business offices spread across three continents.  After establishing excellent working relationships with large corporations, educational institutes and health care organizations in North America, Rangam is now keen to address some of the globally prevalent issues while exploring potential business opportunities in Scandinavia and beyond.  The company has won several awards for sustainability, service excellence and corporate social responsibility. 

IWEC Media Enquiries: Please contact Kirsten Akerman  +46 702816447

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