South Asia Women’s Development Forum (SAWDF) held a conference on Women, Leadership & The Economy in South Asia at a time when regional integration is being given much impetus yet political constraints are not allowing people of the region to advance intra regional economic opportunities. Especially women stand particularly vulnerable to these external forces. The conference held on 19 and 20 October brought together the strengths of delegates from the eight countries to provide an opportunity to network, share best practices and find areas of collaborative effort to take forward the common goal of advancing women’s entrepreneurship and leadership in the region. Former Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba was chief guest while Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prakash Sharan Mahat was guest of honour. Pramila Acharya Rijal is the President of SAWDF.