The WEAVE Project
Throughout 2020 and 2021, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in partnership with WISE, delivered the Women Entrepreneurs Amplifying Ventures and Economies (WEAVE) initiative to thousands of women in Vietnam. This program was delivered through three different phases in order to provide women entrepreneurs with a business learning journey that could increase their business skills and provide them with mentorship despite a global pandemic.
The first phase of the delivery was through mobile learning app, HerVenture. In Vietnam, more than 8000 women downloaded the app to go through various modules about business skills. After this stage was the Road to Growth phase, in which 177 women in Vietnam underwent seven weeks of online training in business management and investment readiness. Finally, the last phase of the program was Mentoring Women in Business. 45 women in Vietnam were paired with business mentors who met with them regularly over the course of six months to help them in scaling their businesses.
Over the 17 months that this program was delivered, countless women entrepreneurs in Vietnam strengthened their business and entrepreneurial skills, while learning from mentors within the field on how to build sustaining businesses.
WISE was able to work with the Cherie Blair Foundation to uniquely shape the design, content and delivery of the WEAVE program in order to effectively meet the needs to women entrepreneurs in Vietnam. Because WISE has direct engagement with women entrepreneurs in Vietnam and has a wide network of investors, experts and partners in the field of entrepreneurship, participating women were able to benefit from the unique way in which the program was delivered.
Women’s Economic Empowerment
By carrying out the WEAVE program, we were able to continue to advance women’s economic empowerment and deliver skills training to women across Vietnam. WISE recognizes that women in Vietnam have immense potential to create successful SME’s and contribute to their communities, and initiatives such as WEAVE are instrumental in contributing to gender equality for the country as we go into the future.
Read the full insights by the Cherie Blair Foundation here: https://cherieblairfoundation.org/news-list/weave-local-partnerships/