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About 3 500 women entrepreneurs are set to benefit from HerVenture, an award-winning application by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. This, after the GIBS Entrepreneurship Development Academy collaborated with DHL Express and the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust.
HerVenture, a mobile learning app, vows to next support South African women with micro and small enterprises to unlock the knowledge and skills required to successfully advance their businesses. This, says insiders, will help them claim their rightful space as an equal and skilled entrepreneur by fitting the vital app learnings into their busy lives with essential business training and support on the go.
Furthermore, HerVenture offers digestible bite-sized content such as swipe-able cards and quizzes which can also be used offline. After registering on the app and indicating their key interest areas, users receive a personalised learning journey based on their individual business and personal needs.
“Our multiple award winning HerVenture app gives women the knowledge, skills and confidence to transform their businesses,” remarked Cherie Blair, a high-profile British expert in human rights, commercial and employment law.
Blair is a Queen’s Counsel and wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair.
She adds, “At the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, it’s our mission to support the growth and resilience of women’s businesses across Africa and beyond. As such, whether you own a salon or a software company, I thoroughly encourage all women entrepreneurs to download HerVenture and start unlocking your business potential today.”
The fun and flexible app features nine learning tracks on a range of topics, such as launching a business, accessing finance, expanding market access, e-commerce, and business resilience through a crisis. It has already reached more than 50 000 women to date with high hopes of impacting thousands more South African women and growing their businesses.
Through the app you can connect, collaborate, and build a support system with other women entrepreneurs. You can also learn about local business events while showcasing your own offering to other women entrepreneurs.
HerVenture is currently available in Kenya, Nigeria, Vietnam, Indonesia and Guyana, as well as South Africa, with plans to expand further. The app is supporting thousands of women entrepreneurs across the world by offering crucial and accessible digital skills, with 94% of users saying they will apply the app’s teachings when running their business.