With the growth of E-Commerce, Digital Economy is thriving world-wide. Women constitute over half of online consumers in Asia-Pacific Region. Yet, only small percentage of women business owners in Asia-Pacific takes on the opportunities to participate in expanding their business through the Internet.
“APEC Forum on Digital Economy for Women 2006: Innovation and Leadership in Asia and the Pacific” is organized a part of the "Initiative for APEC Women's Participation in the Digital Economy" in order to promote Internet-based commercial opportunities for women entrepreneurs in APEC region. The expected outcomes are: the expansion of knowledge, skills and competencies in e-business; creation of new business opportunities; and a business network amongst women entrepreneurs, managers at all levels. Similar forum has been organized in several countries in APEC economies. This forum in Bangkok is organized to promote capacity building in Thailand with support of International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE) of Korea and Sookmyung Women's University APEC Electronic Commerce Steering Group (APEC ECSG) and APEC Gender Focal Points Network (GFPN).