WECREATE Cambodia Launches New Women’s Entrepreneurship Center in Phnom Penh

Released on September 17, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to invite members of the media to attend the grand opening of the WECREATE Cambodia Center on Friday, September 18, beginning at 10:15 a.m., located at No.14, Street 322, Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang 1, Khan Chamkamorn, Phnom Penh.  While pre-registration is not required, we kindly request that the press arrive no later than 10:00 a.m.

Event Schedule

  • 10:15-10:45 a.m. – Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting, featuring remarks by H.E. Dr. Sok Siphana, Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia; Scott Nathan, U.S. State Department Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs; and Julie Chung, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh
  • 10:45-10:55 a.m. – Media Interview/Photo Opportunity with VIPs
  • 10:55-11:00 a.m. – Signing of Inspiration Wall by VIPs

Women’s Entrepreneurial Centers of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE) is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State to establish physical entrepreneurial community centers in safe and centralized locations for women to gain access to the essential resources required for starting or growing businesses.  The first WECREATE Center launched in Pakistan on February 13, 2015, followed by a center in Zambia in June 2015.  The opening of the WECREATE Center in Cambodia will be the first in Southeast Asia.

For more information about this event, please contact Tanya Hiple, U.S. State Department Senior Advisor on Women’s Entrepreneurship and Development, at HipleTL@state.gov.  More details about WECREATE can also be found at http://www.state.gov/e/eb/cba/entrepreneurship/gep/rls/230013.htm.