Team & Partners

Caterina Meloni – Founder

I have spent the last 15 years promoting better access to finance for small and medium enterprises in emerging countries. My work has focused on improving growth opportunities for women’s businesses, mostly through projects to increase access to capital, networks, and tailored advisory services. From Central to Southeast Asia, from Sub-Saharan Africa to Latin America, I have interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs and heard many a story of entrepreneurial journeys, passion, ambition, challenges, wins and losses. Now based in Bangkok, Thailand I am excited to use this experience to learn more about “the world of female founders” in Southeast Asia and contribute to building a supportive community of committed women entrepreneurs.






Our partners and network of collaborators:

  • US Embassy

  • The U.S. Embassy supports advancing economic growth by promoting women’s entrepreneurship and creating opportunities for women to participate fully in the global economy.

  • Orami is an online shopping platform dedicated to female lifestyle. A the core of Orami’s philosophy is a desire to combine commerce with social responsibility.
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  • Promoting female entrepreneurship is a key priority of the Dutch government. The Embassy of the Netherlands in Bangkok supports the Women in Business series and has hosted a number of events, many attended by Ambassador Mr. Karen Hartogh
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  • Connecting Founders is a LeanIn Partner. We support LeanIn.Org’s efforts to reach gender equality and empower women to achieve their ambitions. We launched a Lean In chapter in Thailand and always welcome new members that share the Lean In spirit and passion for supporting each other personally and professionally.
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  • Connecting Founders is the Thailand partner for the Cherie Blair Foundation’s Mentoring Women in Business Programme. Twice a year, the Foundation offers a selected number of women entrepreneurs the opportunity to join a year-long, 1:1 mentoring program and become part of a supportive community of over 4000 inspirational entrepreneurs and professionals from around the world. If interested to join this program, get in touch with us.

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