Starting a small business or finding a job during a global recession isn’t easy for anyone, but women face even more gender-related obstacles to economic empowerment.
Have you or someone you know faced any of these gender-specific career challenges?
TechnoServe is helping women overcome these challenges through a variety of programs around the world.
In Uganda, businesswomen are not able to maximize the profitability of their small and medium businesses due to a lack of knowledge, financial access, and social capital. The Women Mean Business program led to an average income increase of 22%.
In partnership with Nespresso, the AAA program delivers intensive field-based agronomy and farm management training to farmers and wet mill businesses in Ethiopia to improve quality and sustainability. It aims to bring more women into the coffee farming process after 96% of participants from the community suggested it would be beneficial to include women in training.
In Mozambique, many women have less exposure to technology and lack the resources to learn how useful it can be. Due to harmful gender stereotypes, many women, especially in rural areas, share the misconception that it is inappropriate for women to use technology. The Business Women Connect program is helping digitally enable women entrepreneurs and inspiring them to use technology by changing class times, class lengths, and training methodologies that are better-suited to women.
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