Webinar Wednesdays is at the heart of our programming at Black Women Entrepreneurs. We meet every Wednesday to train, mentor and network. We are taking the summer off, and in the Fall, we will have a Webinar Wednesday curriculum.
Teaching business methods and entrepreneurship to women is crucial for several reasons:
Empowerment and equality: Providing women with business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills helps empower them to take control of their financial futures and achieve economic independence. It promotes gender equality by breaking down barriers and enabling women to participate more fully in the business world.
Economic growth and innovation: Women constitute a significant portion of the global population and workforce. By equipping them with business methods and entrepreneurship education, we tap into a valuable source of talent, creativity, and innovation. Encouraging women to start and grow businesses can contribute to economic growth and diversification, creating jobs and driving innovation in various industries.
Overcoming gender disparities: Women often face unique challenges and barriers when it comes to entrepreneurship, such as limited access to funding, networks, and mentorship opportunities. Teaching business methods and entrepreneurship to women helps address these disparities by providing them with the tools, knowledge, and support they need to navigate the business landscape successfully.
Role models and inspiration: By promoting entrepreneurship among women, we can inspire future generations and create role models who challenge traditional gender roles and norms. Visible examples of successful women entrepreneurs can inspire others and demonstrate that entrepreneurship is a viable and rewarding path for women.
Social impact and community development: Women entrepreneurs often have a strong social consciousness and are more likely to reinvest their profits in their families and communities. By teaching business methods and entrepreneurship to women, we empower them to make positive social and economic contributions, leading to community development, poverty reduction, and improved quality of life.
Breaking stereotypes and changing perceptions: Encouraging women to pursue business and entrepreneurship helps challenge stereotypes and outdated perceptions about women’s capabilities in the business world. It promotes a more inclusive and diverse business landscape where women’s skills, ideas, and contributions are valued and recognized.
It’s important to note that teaching business methods and entrepreneurship to women is not about excluding men or promoting division. Rather, it’s about creating equal opportunities and levelling the playing field so that women can fully participate, contribute, and thrive in the world of business and entrepreneurship.
Here is what we have done so far:
This was our first session and introductory session.
Dotun Ayodele Bamisaiye joins Tayo Elnathan from Dexteritas Inc, and together they teach about the importance of having vision and strategy in business.
Titi Onogu takes this session about Thriving in the Retail Industry.
How to Achieve Success in the Retail Industry with Yiwola Akinfolarin
Tee Adeyemo took a session on branding.
Fall Season 2023
Topic: Introduction: Vision and Processes – The Entrepreneurship Mindset
Topic: Tools for Success with Chivuzo Offiah