About us

FCEM is the pioneer association uniting women business owners from the world over. Founded in France in 1945 at the end of World War II by Yvonne Foinant, and months before the United Nations, the Association quickly spread into other European countries and the 5 continents.

FCEM brings together in solidarity and friendship, like-minded women who share a common interest: that of entrepreneurship.

Today the network FCEM includes over 120 different countries and 5 millions members from the five continents. And FCEM membership is growing, with new demands for membership each year..

Marie-Christine OGHLY
World President, Marie-Christine OGHLY

Marie Christine OGHLY

Marie-Christine Oghly
Le mot de la Présidente

C’est avec grand plaisir qu’en novembre 2017 j’ai succédé à Laura Frati Gucci à la Présidence de FCEM. La Présidence de notre association qui allie entrepreneuriat, solidarité et amitié, retourne dans le pays de ses origines, la France, après 70 ans.
L’appui aux femmes en général et aux entrepreneuses en particulier est un défi permanent.

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Historique Présidentes
Historique Présidentes

yvonne foinant

Yvonne Foinant

Yvonne Edmond Foinant, is the founder in 1945 of the Association of Women entrepreneurs FCE «Les Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises»

The History of Presidents
Une même voix pour les femmes
FCEM: One same voice for the women

FCEM brings together in solidarity and friendship, like-minded women who share a common interest: that of entrepreneurship.

Opportunities and advantages
Opportunities and advantages

For national associations of women business owners, FCEM is an ideal environment for reinforcing the exchange of ideas and best practices among associations from the world over.

Travel through FCEM members
Travel through FCEM members

Out of solidarity and pleasure, travel to our members' establishments.
Visit by clicking here the map of the world where you will find them.

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Our strength

Alone we are invisible togheter we are invincible

Mission and Goal

FCEM is non-profit, non-governmental, non-political and non-sectarian organization

Partners - Links

Depuis la signature en novembre 2005 d’un accord de partenariat entre FCEM et FFA...

To join FCEM

For information on FCEM National Associations, simply click on MEMBERS STATES

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CCI France International et Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises Mondiales signent un accord de partenariat

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NetPower - Network for Promotion of Women Empowerment Recognition

Erasmus+ 2019-1-IT02-KA204-063097

Italian in Italy (project leader), University Women of Europe, Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises Mondiales, Suomen Akateemisten Naisten Liitto, Asociatia Femeilor Universitare (Project partners)

FCEM is partner



Women in the spotlight

Women in the spotlight

Karen Bennetts


Nicole Parkes
Nicole Parkes
BAWE United Kingdom
Sandrine Bevernaege
Sandrine Bevernaege
AFCEM, Monaco



FCEM 12, rue Émile Allez Paris 75017

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