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Path to Success: How Women-Owned Businesses Transform in the Era of Digitalisation

Singapore Case Study

One of three case studies that were published in 2022, the Singapore case study investigates whether digitalisation offers opportunities to women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (WSMEs) to overcome gender-related challenges in Singapore and provides policy and practical recommendations to stakeholders, such as policymakers, private sector, and business associations, on mitigating obstacles to digitalisation faced by WSMEs. It is part of a continuation of the same study conducted in 2020 by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's (KAS) Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS) and Woomentum, focusing on the role of digitalization in helping WSMEs navigate throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The Singapore case study was carried out between April and July 2021 and was structured around four pillars: 1) access to financing; 2) access to mentoring, networking, and skills; 3) business process management; 4) crisis management (COVID-19).

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Konrad-Adenaurer-Stiftung Japan

Foreword by Woomentum


List of Figures

Acronyms and Abbreviations

What's New?

Executive Summary

1 Country Background

2 Methodology

3 WSME Interview Findings

4 The Future of Digital Transformation for WSMEs

5 Conclusion


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Cristita Marie Perez

Cristita Marie Perez KAS

Senior Programme Manager, Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS) +81 3 6426 5041


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