…when we boost the participation of women, we boost the growth potential of a country. ~ Christine Lagarde
We say YES to FundRiseHERTM
We represent the 10 in 1:10:50 because together we represent over 10 countries across the Caribbean. We are a community of women entrepreneurs who are paying it forward and in so doing, we’re giving resonance to the term RiseHERs. WE help women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. That’s who we are. That’s what we do.
The foundation for our connection as FundRiseHERTM Country Affiliates was birthed through the infoDEV WINC AP (Acceleration Program) which started in April 2015 to help growth oriented women entrepreneurs in the Caribbean to grow and scale their businesses. WINC AP is part of the Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC), a seven-year program funded by the Government of Canada, and implemented by the infoDev entrepreneurship program of the World Bank Group. All but two of us are infoDev certified Facilitators for the programs.
Our claim of the term RiseHERs is also borne out in that we all serve as country Ambassadors for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, pledging our time, talent and treasure and leading our markets to do the same to celebrate, support and empower women entrepreneurs as part of the flagship UN event celebrated on November 19th in over 144 countries and college and university campuses worldwide.