Guyana’s tech giant GTT throws its support behind HerVenture!
We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with GTT, the largest telecoms services provider in Guyana, to bring our HerVenture app to thousands more women entrepreneurs.
The technology giant has thrown its support behind our flagship business skills app HerVenture, in collaboration with both ourselves and our delivery partner in Guyana, ActionINVEST Caribbean.
So far, GTT have been promoting HerVenture through pop-up events in their stores, working with ActionINVEST Caribbean, encouraging women entrepreneurs to download the app and answering any questions about it. The mobile network provider has also been generously offering free SIM cards and data packages to support women with the initial download of the app.
We are also looking forward to working with GTT later this year to update the HerVenture curriculum and are particularly excited to see what new content will come from GTT’s mobile and technology expertise for our Mobile Money learning track.
Our CEO Helen McEachern envisages fantastic things from the partnership: “We are delighted to be working with GTT to bring business skills and knowledge to even more women entrepreneurs in Guyana through our mobile app, HerVenture. Mobile companies can play a powerful role in steering women to the support, products and services they need to grow their businesses. Through working with the Foundation and ActionINVEST Caribbean, GTT is helping to not only support the resilience and development of thousands of women-owned businesses, and advancing women’s economic empowerment more broadly. We are excited by the great potential our new partnership holds.”
Mobile companies can play a powerful role in steering women to the support, products and services they need to grow their businesses.
The award-winning app, which has been used by over 3,000 women entrepreneurs in Guyana so far, fits learning into women business owners’ busy lives, offering essential business skills and training support ‘on the go’ and free of charge. It has been available in Guyana since September 2021 on both Android and iOS platforms, thanks to support from ExxonMobil Foundation.
Watch our video showcasing HerVenture’s impacts in another of its roll-out countries, Kenya
HerVenture has supported thousands of women entrepreneurs in Kenya since its launch in the country in 2020.
In addition to boosting the app over their networks, GTT plan to support women entrepreneurs through offering coaching seminars over the months to come.
“Strengthening the community is one of GTT’s key Customer Promises. If the community has the necessary tools and resources to help them ‘rise’ then we all benefit,” says Damian Blackburn, CEO of GTT, “Women in business are entrepreneurs who often seize new opportunities in the business sector. They are entrepreneurial, hardworking and innovative – this is why we are proud to collaborate with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and support HerVenture users on their business journey.”
If the community has the necessary tools and resources to help them ‘rise’ then we all benefit.
Find out more about HerVenture in Guyana!
Our business skills app HerVenture has been available to download in Guyana since 2021.
Expanding use of the HerVenture app in Guyana forms part of our ambitious 100,000 Women Campaign
HerVenture is highly scalable and adaptable. The Foundation is actively seeking funding partnerships to enable the app to launch in, but not limited, to Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania and Mozambique, with each iteration carefully adapted for a local context. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss potential partnerships!Partner with us Donate now
Discover more news:
It’s the final year of our 100,000 Women Campaign…!
Now in its final year, our Campaign is closing in on its goal of supporting 100,000 more women entrepreneurs. Here's what we've achieved so far, what's left, and how you can join!
We’re Supporting 3,500 More South African Women
Our new project brings our business-boosting programmes to thousands more women entrepreneurs in South Africa this year.
Calling the Commission on the Status of Women to tackle gender stereotypes blocking women’s entrepreneurship
An overview of our high-profile CSW66 side-event with the Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the UN