November 19th: Women Entrepreneurship Conference 2018






Date: November 19th 2018

Venue: Super Ministerium Building (Suur-Ameerika 1, Tallinn)

How to get here:
Tram no 3 and 4 or buses (no 5, 14, 18, 20, 20A, 36, 73), stop "Kosmos". Please take a look at or to find the most suitable route for you. It might be difficult to find a good parking spot near the building, so we suggest using the "Park and ride" parking lots in town.


12.00–13.00 Arrival and coffee. Meet and greet with the entrepreneurs. ENUT pop-up library

13.00–13.45 Opening of the conference

  • Opening speech by the Estonian Women's Studies and Resource Centre (ENUT) chairperson of the board Reet Laja
  • Speech by the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Rene Tammist
  • "Trends in entrepreneurship in Estonia. Women entrepreneurs on international markets, exporting." Presentation by Tanel Rebane, Enterprise Estonia

13.45–14.45 Panel discussion: Support, courage and inspiration for newcomers in entrepreneurship, regardless of age

Moderator: Aet Kull, Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences (EUAS) Head of Curriculum for Marketing, entrepreneur and mentor

Anne-Mari Rannamäe – inventor, entrepreneur
Kadi Pärnits – Mainor LLC, CEO
Katrin Klaebo – Entrepreneurial Women in Rapla County, board member; entrepreneur
Viivika Vahi – V5 Feng Shui, Inspriration Institute
Leila Haugas – business mentor, designer, all in one entrepreneur
Anne-Liis Theisen – founder of ÖselBirch, CEO
Merilin Priilinn-Türk – head of the student company Best Ice
Martine Margna – small entrepreneur

14.45–15.30 Meet and greet cafe by themes:
money and finance – Kredex, banks, investing, salaries, business accounting – financial management counselor Piret Aava, investment consultant  Maire Martinson and the Estonian Tax and Customs Board Tax Department development specialist Henri Lindeberg
beginners in entrepreneurship – Entrepreneurship an Development Centre of Harju County (HEAK) entrepreneur consultant Elina Lahesoo, the head of the Equality Competence Center of the European Union Cohesion Policy Funds Liivi Pehk, Edu&Tegu/Starter representative Katrin Eha, Riskianalüüs LLC representative Kristi Jõeorg
long time business owners and soft landing – led by BPW Estonia (EENA) representative, entrepreneurs Riina Piigli, Margo Orupõld and Reet Villig (Willing OÜ, Taxify investor)
export – expert on Asian markets Leila Haugas, the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECCI) Director of Services Piret Potisepp, Amazon sales expert Vivika Vahi

15.30–16.00 Talk with the World Cleanup Day organizer Eva Truuverk

16.00–16.45 Panel Discussion. The long run: how to make it as an entrepreneur? Lessons learned anmd advice for newcomers
Moderator Reet Laja

Sirje Küttis – Beauty Salon Gersi Stiilistuudio
Signe Sarah Arro – Pilguse Manor
Silva Tomingas –TEA Publishing
Ene Tammsaar – BioCC LLC
Kaja Heinsalu – TSF Clinic/HIC Trading

16.45 Conclusions and thanks

  • Deputy Secretary General for Economic Development Viljar Lubi, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
  • Chairperson of the board Reet Laja, ENUT


The conference is organised by the Estonian Women's Studies and Resource Centre (ENUT) in cooperation with other NGOs and the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Rene Tammist.

This conference is a part of the project „ENUT and Partners for Gender Equality and the Advancement of a Balanced, Democratic Society" (2018). The project is funded by the Gambling and Tax Council of Estonia and Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

The conference is made possible with the support by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences (EUAS).

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