Entrepreneurship Aspiration Program
The importance of female entrepreneurship for economic development is widely recognised – worldwide and In Rwanda. Numerous studies have shown the positive impact of female entrepreneurs on economic growth and development. Yet, many women entrepreneurs are still in the minority and face many obstacles. Generally, women are not supposed to be in leadership positions; they are expected to take orders rather than give them. And it’s not that they are incapable of doing it; instead, our society is not quite acceptable when it comes to being led by women. At SHE, under the Entrepreneurship Aspiration Program, we are up to breaking this stigma. We believe girls are equally created to become and do anything just like their counterparts without necessarily being limited by gender.
The program is a strategic project aiming to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and related skills in young women with weak socioeconomic backgrounds. Women entrepreneurs are the women who initiate a business, gather all resources, take risks, face challenges, provide employment to others and manage the business independently. To us, women’s entrepreneurship means an act of business ownership and business creation that empowers women economically in a position in society.
The program is designed to spark an entrepreneurial mindset in young women to engage their knowledge, sustainability, and management, improve their attitude and foster skills needed to initiate and manage an enterprise. Most of all, empower them with the support of a multi-mentor program.