In launching a national workshop to promote women’s development in Yiwu, east China’s Zhejiang Province, the All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF) provides women entrepreneurs with a broad stage for future growth and development on all levels, including business ownership.
The training course presented some of the latest opportunities and challenges in women’s development in light of the ongoing reforms of mass organizations and the Communist Youth League. Organizers summarized and shared their experiences on good practices and in promoting women’s entrepreneurship and innovation, in serving women’s development needs, as well as arranging future work in a proven way.
Read more: Women’s Development Workshop Launched in E China
Photo courtesy: Cui Yu, vice-president and member of the Secretariat of the ACWF.
The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards are an international business plan competition created in 2006 by Cartier, the Women’s Forum, McKinsey & Company and INSEAD business school to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs. Canadian company myBestHelper and co-founder Dr. Alexandra Greenhill have been selected as the winner of the 2015 Laureate for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards for the North American region.
myBestHelper is the essential digital tool that gives families the easiest way to access and use all options of care that they need – paid and free, just-in-time and most suited to their needs; 59% of families feel daily life is overwhelming mostly related to managing child and/or elder care. We are doing for family life what Linkedin did for our professional lives – helping families make the most out of life.
Read more: Canadian Startup Wins 2015 Cartier World Women Entrepreneur Award
Screenshot courtesy: myBestHelper
Successful entrepreneur Jo Burston (pictured) didn’t always think of herself as an entrepreneur. Her thoughts were like this:
“When I grew up the script in my head was go to school, get a job, save up, buy a house, get married, have two children, two dogs, an in-ground swimming pool, and start the process again with my own children.” After finding herself the only female entrepreneur on more than one awards stage, Burston started to wonder why she was the only woman in the room.
She decided to change all that. The result was the launch of Inspiring Rare Birds, a company that aims to see one million more female entrepreneurs globally by 2020.
Read more: Meet the boss: Entrepreneur Jo Burston
Guaranty Trust Bank partnered with She Leads Africa (SLA) to support and invest in promising African female entrepreneurs. SLA selected six finalists from more than 400 applications spanning across 30 African countries who all gathered at the 2015 entrepreneur showcase in Oriental Hotel Lagos to pitch their businesses to a panel of judges and an audience of potential investors and customers.
The six finalists are as follows:
- Louisa Kinoshi of BeautyRevNG
- Ngozi Opara of Heat Free Hair
- Imoteda Aladekomo of Heels in the Kitchen
- Brenda Katwesigye of Insta Health
- Kambili Ofili-Okonkwo of Kamokini
- Kasope Ladipo- Ajayi of Omoalata Foods
Kasope Ladipo- Ajayi, Founder of Omoalata Foods (product featured above) was announced as the winner of $10,000 as well as provision of marketing consulting and SME advisory support through MarketHub courtesy of GTBank.
Congratulations to all the female entrepreneurs who applied, to the finalists and special kudos to Kasope Ladipo -Ajayi for taking home the big prize!
Read more: GTBank and SLA partner to support female African entrepreneurs
Screenshot courtesy: Omoalata Foods