Welcome by Dutch Ambassador Mr. Karel Hartogh
“Promoting female entrepreneurship is a key priority of the Dutch government. The position of women in Thailand is very strong. Half of entrepreneurs are women; Thailand has the highest number of women CEOs in the world, and Thai women were the first in Asia to get the right to vote in 1932. But it remains a man’s society in many ways and you have to work twice as hard to reach the highest levels – regardless of whether you are self-made or are born into a business family. I commend you for sharing your knowledge and your experience and for supporting other women that are still at the beginning of the journey.” His Excellency Mr. Karel Hartogh, the late Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Thailand at the Women in Business meeting, 17 Aug 2016.