WEAVE is a program organized by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (CBF), aimed at introducing digital technology to support, empower and train businesswomen in Vietnam and Indonesia. In Vietnam, WISE partnered with CBF to implement the project with the goal of helping women build the skills they need to thrive in business.
Through the three components of the WEAVE program (HerVenture, Road to Growth, Mentoring Program), women entrepreneurs can access training content, have the opportunity to participate in training activities that align with their development plan, extend their network with other entrepreneurs, and obtain more important business skills to help them get through the business challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
HerVenture – Is a mobile leaning application that helps female entrepreneurs build the skills, confidence and networking they need to grow their businesses. HerVenture provides essential business training and support that empowers women to access information in order to build skills “anywhere, anytime”. As the first component of the WEAVE program, this app gives learners access to learning content on a variety of business topics such as starting a business, product innovation, expanding market access, branding, and e-commerce. Users can choose the right content to build their own learning plans, find and connect with other female entrepreneurs, and learn about local business events. HerVenture can easily be downloaded from the App store or Google Play.
Road to Growth – Is a 6 week blended learning program providing women with the skills and tools to become successful owners of small and growing businesses. This is a collaborative venture developed to build the business skills and investment readiness of women entrepreneurs. Building on our learnings to date and existing research, the project uses a ‘blended learning’ approach, which combines in-class training with a unique, custom-built online learning tool.
Mentoring – Upon completion of the Road to Growth component, women entrepreneurs can participate in a mentoring program and complete the final component of the WEAVE program. By joining the program as a mentee, they will receive continued support, reinforcing what they have learned through the HerVenture learning app and the previous Road to Growth program.
Through the mentoring program, mentees can see outstanding results, from adjusting and updating business plans and strategies to product development, self-confidence, improving financial literacy, growing their network and more!
For more information, see: https://www.weavevietnam.org/