10 Women Entrepreneurs start 8-month Acceleration Program funded by Canada & implemented by World Bank Group
Ten women entrepreneurs in Dominica, have reportedly commenced an eight-month Acceleration program of the Women Innovators Network of the Caribbean (WINC), geared at improving their competitiveness and boosting their growth.
According to a release, the program which is currently being delivered simultaneously by certified facilitators in 12 Caribbean countries, was recently launched in Dominica on February 29, 2016, with ten women entrepreneurs participating in the first session, led by the facilitator for Dominica, Mrs. Ginny Riviere.
The release further states that the eight-month intensive Acceleration Program is expected to provide these women with a wide range of support services in peer-learning, personal development, one-to-one mentoring/ coaching, technical workshops, and motivational sessions by successful entrepreneur role models.
The WINC AP is part of the Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC), which is funded by the Government of Canada, and implemented by the World Bank Group, under its InfoDev program for entrepreneurship.
Ganesh Rasagam, Practice Manager for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the World Bank Group said, “We have drawn on global best practices to design a programme specifically for women, whose driving objective is to grow their companies. This Acceleration Program is holistic, and at the same time, specifically tailored to the needs of the individuals”.
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