Mauritius: NWEC & AIESEC launch new support program for women entrepreneurs
This project will help AIESEC interns, who hail from various countries, to not only understand the social reality of women entrepreneurs in Mauritius but also work out suitable projects to meet start-up needs of women entrepreneurs. (Image: Flickr)
The National Women Entrepreneur Council (NWEC), in collaboration with AIESEC Mauritius, will launch a new support program for women entrepreneurs on June 09, 2014, at the NWEC head office in Phoenix.
The month-long program will take place either at the entrepreneur’s workplace or at the NWEC office.
The 35 women entrepreneurs covered by the program will benefit from the technical knowledge of the young people at AIESEC and also gain their support for the expansion or improvement of their business.
The students would tailor marketing strategies according to the entrepreneurs’ specific requirements, help them brand their products and organize events for the sale of their products.
The students would also study the women entrepreneurs’ schedules and suggest changes to boost their potential, create websites or forums on which they can exchange information, and finally, conduct a thorough analysis of their needs to propose adequate solutions.
On the other hand, this project will help AIESEC interns, who hail from various countries, to not only understand the social reality of women entrepreneurs in Mauritius but also work out suitable projects to meet start-up needs of women entrepreneurs.
Aware of the possibility of cultural differences and linguistic barriers, the organizers will form teams out of the interns from AIESEC, and will most probably place translators in each of the teams.
The National Women Entrepreneur Council, set up in 1999, is a parastatal body operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare.
It is the main organization that provides support and assistance to both potential and existing women entrepreneurs in Mauritius.
AIESEC, for its part, has 64 years of experience in developing high-potential youth into globally minded responsible leaders.
AIESEC was started in Mauritius by AIESEC’s India chapter in June 2008.
Since then, more than 2,000 students have joined AIESEC and have been empowered by its leadership development programme.
A hundred have been sent abroad on exchange and more than a thousand international students have experienced Mauritius through AIESEC.