The ten women accepted into the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Entrepreneurship certificate program attended a six-hour mentorship session with Yves, Indego Africa’s Accountant and Operations Associate, on Wednesday.
The session aimed to help these women finalize skills concerning writing and structuring their business plans. In the meeting, the candidates: named their business, learned about expanding their business, how to work and talk with their employees and customers, how to deal with competitors, and how to grow a healthy and stable business.
Speaking with these women, they shared that the training has been very useful. They have learned how to be confident and independent. They now feel able to start their own business and handle it themselves.
“When I am studying, I feel like I am wearing a hat-a symbol of strength, independence and confidence kind of hat” said Anne-Marie. This experience has been an interesting journey where they are proud to have learned to handle their business and grow their cooperatives.
“Based on the diversity of their business plans and cooperatives they work in, the challenges they face are different. Reuniting all of them at once facilitates me to interact with them all at once and give them the ability to share ideas and learn from each others experience.” said Yves. He continued saying that these women are fast and enthusiastic learners. You can see their progress from where they were to now.
We encourage them on their learning journey!
Read each of the 10 candidates' profiles here!