The Women IN Business program, celebrated on May 31st, the end of its implementation cycle in Mozambique. WIN aimed to accelerate the economic empowerment of micro-entrepreneurs, through smart partnerships with private and public sector companies, which proved to be able to test models, promoting changes in the market, thus minimizing some barriers that limit the social and economic growth of low-income women.
Just over 80 participants gathered at the Hotel Cardoso venue, with highlights including the Swedish Ambassador to Mozambique, Mette Sunnergren, Technoserve Mozambique Country Director Barbora Dlhaka, and WIN Program Director Sarah Bove, who took to the podium to share with participants the impactful results in Mozambique.
The event also included relevant actors in WIN’s journey during the five years, namely, Government of Mozambique represented by the National Authority for Vocational Training (ANEP), media sector, private sector, cooperation partners and other important actors in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Participants witnessed a detailed presentation by the Program Director Sarah Bove, where the main activities, results, lessons learned, and the impact created by the program on more than 479,500 women and their families were presented.
The participants also had the opportunity to hear testimonials from WIN partners about the importance of improving their businesses and operations, and also learn about the results of the Gender Equality survey in Mozambique, as well as have a networking moment, in order to strengthen their relationships.