Femmes Chefs D’Entreprises Mondiales (FCEM)
The International Association of Businesswomen and Managers, FCEM, was founded at the end of the 2nd World War in France by Mrs Yvonne Foinant. Even before the establishment of the United Nations, it quickly spread to other countries and continents. Today, the association has 5 million members from more than 120 countries, and the interest of having a membership grows every year. FCEM is a non-profit, non-political and non-governmental organization whose activities at a national and international level are aimed at supporting women doing business, running their businesses and women who want to be solidary with other women and share their ideas, opinions and experiences.
Alone we are invisible, together we are invincible
The mission of FCEM is clear – to support female entrepreneurs in all member countries across all continents. The Association has its permanent missions in the UN and the EU and thus represents women entrepreneurs in public, private and political institutions, directly to governments and on issues that help women further develop their potential and thus promote the creation of new jobs.
An important task and indispensable part is, of course, the development of business, trade, exchange of experience, know-how, development and promotion of friendship and cultural understanding regardless of age, race or religion.
ČMAPM and its contribution to FCEM
FCEM Vice President and ČMAPM President Kateřina Haring truly affects FCEM and has a direct impact on businesswomen not only from Europe but also from other countries.
FCEM World Congress in Prague
In April 2016 ČMAPM organized one of the regular summit meetings of FCEM in Prague. The meeting of the FCEM members was held at the highest level under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry for Regional Development. The meeting was focused on creating a representative environment for entrepreneurs and managers from all around the world.
One of the goals was also exchange of experience and knowledge, the establishment of new contacts, presentation of the Czech Republic and support of Czech exports on the international level.
Czech women entrepreneurs, whether starting or working years in business, were given a unique opportunity to establish new contacts, present themselves and support their business activities.