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The City of Cape Town’s (COCT) Enterprise and Investment Department is encouraging female entrepreneurs to apply for its Women in Business Programme.
The City of Cape Town is encouraging female entrepreneurs to take part in the Women in Business Programme
Facilitated by the COCT’s Strategic Business Partner, Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative, the programme aims to empower female entrepreneurs and connects participants with highly skilled facilitators and mentors alongside training.
James Vos, the COCT Mayco member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management explains that with the new funding secured the programme is able to facilitate a new cohort of female entrepreneurs.
“Citi’s Women in Business is such a valuable tool for entrepreneurs, so much so that additional funding was approved by Council today. Because of this, another 30 female business leaders will be able to join this wonderful programme.”
The previous participants from the programme have benefited greatly from the training and valuable insight offered.
Carran Consulting CC, a participant in the 2020 Women in Business Programme highlights that the training enabled her to upskill her business knowledge and expertise.
“Being in the field for many years, there are times one becomes so involved in your business that you tend to forget to do research and development with current market trends. This programme allowed me to do that and reassess what the business needs.”
The Women in Business Programme
The latest cohort will offer 30 female entrepreneurs the opportunity to take part in the prestigious Cape Town programme.
Conducted over 10 week’s, the programme aims to facilitate an empowering atmosphere for entrepreneurial women. In addition, the programme promotes the use of technology as being an integral tool to grow and develop businesses sustainably.
“For economic growth to be fully realised, it is vital that female business owners be given access to the skills, knowledge, and technology that foster development. So I’m encouraged that through Citi we are able to offer this opportunity,” adds Vos.
In order to apply, interested applicants must submit an online application. www.citi.org.za
Featured image: The City of Cape Town (Supplied)