Dhriiti has launched WE Can India: Workshops and Business Plan Competition for Women Entrepreneurs – an initiative dedicated to promoting women’s entrepreneurship, developed in partnership with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and funded by U.S. Embassy India.
WE Can is a business accelerator programme that has trained and mentored 125 young women entrepreneurs from Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Dehradun and Chandigarh. The aim of this project is to equip women entrepreneurs with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to grow their businesses so that they can realize their ambitions, contribute to their economies and act as role models to others in their communities.
The initiative involves an intensive five-day business training course which is followed by six weeks of mentoring. The women entrepreneurs were supported to develop a business plan, providing them with a solid foundation to sustain and grow their enterprises. 26 of the women are selected and receive incubation support to kick-start their businesses.