Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises Mondiales

The VdU Delegation at the FCEM World Committee Meeting in Monaco in March 2017
©Karin van Mourik

Founded in France in 1945 at the end of World War II by Yvonne Foinant, the Association quickly spread into other European countries and the 5 continents and has become the pioneer association uniting women business owners from all over the world. In 1955,  the German "Vereinigung von Unternehmerinnen " (VvU, later VdU) joined the founding countries.

Today the network includes over 120 different countries and 5 million members from five continents.

The FCEM is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-political and non-sectarian organization whose activities at the national and international level are aimed at promoting women’s entrepreneurial initiative and reinforcing national associations of women business owners through:

  • Creating awareness and reinforcing the visibility of women business owners,
  • Lobbying and advocating before public and private institutions, policymakers and governments, on issues that impede women’s entrepreneurial potential,
  • Promoting solidarity, friendship, cultural understanding and the exchange of experiences and ideas,
  • Facilitating the development of business, partnership, and trade,
  • Fostering professional growth and business skills perfection,
  • Encouraging young women to create enterprise.

As an active lobbying and advocacy body, the FCEM has a consultative status to the United Nations and to the Council of Europe as well as representation before the European Union, the International Labor Organization, the Organisation für Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and sub-organizations of the UN such as the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The FCEM has an annual, international world congress where a German delegation of the VdU also takes part. The next annual congress will take place in Moscow, Russia in October 2018.

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