Networking within the chamber is being created for the purposes of sharing challenges and experiences within business
The Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs, under the Private Sector Federation (PSF) has pledged to support upcoming Rwandan businesswomen in a bid to help them eradicate household poverty.
According to Teddy Bibonobono, the Director of Women entrepreneurs, the chamber is targeting to see more Rwandan women engage in business in order to mainstream them into economic development.
The chamber of Women Entrepreneurs within the PSF has continued to lead the way in promoting initiatives that uplift the status of Rwandan women by helping them improve on the way of doing business in a more competitive manner.
Bibonobono said that the chamber has employed different techniques aimed at improving on the skills of women in order to boost those whose abilities to do business have already been proven through their efforts and determination to start small and medium scale businesses.
The chamber in partnership with International Finance Corporation (IFC) has embarked on training and awareness programmes of women groups in an effort to help them upgrade their skills and widen their economic opportunities for them to become better entrepreneurs.
Among other things, a countrywide programme to provide women with appropriate skills in business to help them build on what they have has been started.
This will be done through business seminars and training workshops. Study tours have been organized where small and medium women business operators will tour already successful business set up by women across the country.
‘Among some of the already established businesses set up by Rwandan women slated for mentorship include prosperous business ventures like those of Sylvie Mukamusoni, the brain behind Bambino Super City in Kabuga, Janet Nkubana’s Gahaya Links Ltd and Symphrose Mukamazimpaka who runs Le Petit Prince both in Butare and Kigali among others. Part of the mentorship will cover advice, lessons learnt and a chance to share business experiences with their more successful counterparts’, Bibonobono said.
Making research studies and consulting external business advisors and other consultants is among other ways through which women can succeed.
The chamber is set invite Madhura Chatrapathy an Indian woman author who has written books on entrepreneurial skills to impart her skills centered around how women can improves on their businesses and how to handle challenges for the positive out come or increase in the production sector in business.
Networking within the chamber is being created for the purposes of sharing challenges and experiences within business.
In this regard Rwandan business women meet annually on a roundtable where they network while inviting women entrepreneurs specializing in operating small and medium scale businesses in order to share and to disseminate business ideas and experiences.