Road to Growth
Our seven-week intensive business management and investment readiness programme for women entrepreneurs.
Road to Growth is an intensive business management and investment readiness programme for women entrepreneurs, using a unique, custom-built online learning tool. Training is either delivered through combined in-class and online learning, or adapted to be entirely online.
As participants progress through Road to Growth, they build and develop their business growth plan each week so that at the end of the training, they have a clear vision and direction for their business. The programme is delivered over seven weeks, covering a new topic every week.
Road to Growth's impact
2,800+ women entrepreneurs have strengthened their businesses by participating in Road to Growth
Over 90% of participants grow their networks through the programme
Over 90% of participants go on to implement improved business practices
Road to Growth is currently delivered in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Guyana. It has also previously been delivered in Mexico, Vietnam and Indonesia. It’s proven a highly successful model, enhancing business knowledge and confidence, creating growth, developing networks and increasing women entrepreneurs’ preparedness to access to finance.
Meet some of the women who've build skills and grown their businesses with Road to Growth...
Lubet runs a business training consultancy. In 2019, she became one of 180 women entrepreneurs supported through our Road to Growth programme in Mexico. Our programme supported her to achieve her dreams!
Arewa is the one of the 1,700 Nigerian women entrepreneurs to have participated in our Road to Growth programme. From 2019-2020 we supported her to develop a framework for planning her business and to grow her network to include like-minded women in her community.
Dafne, a former Road to Growth Mexico participant, tells us how she has adapted to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A history of Road to Growth
2022- Road to Growth comes to South Africa
Later in 2022, our programme will train women entrepreneurs in South Africa for the first time!
Autumn 2021: Road to Growth's fourth delivery in Nigeria
126 women joined our fourth R2G delivery in Nigeria, with 92% growing their networks
September 2021: Road to Growth comes to Guyana
26 women took part in R2G's first delivery in Guyana, with 100% of participants satisfied with the training
2021: First Road to Growth delivery in Kenya
145 women joined R2G's in Kenya to grow and strengthen their businesses
2021: Road to Growth is delivered in Vietnam and Indonesia for the first time
450 women entrepreneurs in Vietnam and Indonesia were selected to take part in Road to Growth as part of the WEAVE initiative.
2020-2021: Road to Growth delivered in Nigeria for the third time
250 women entrepreneurs in Nigeria were selected for our third Road to Growth programme, which was delivered as combined in-class and online learning training.
2019-2020: Road to Growth returns to Nigeria for second time
Our second Road to Growth programme was run as two separate versions. The first combined both in-class and online learning, for which 800 women entrepreneurs were selected. Over 500 women entrepreneurs were selected for the second version, delivered entirely online.
2019: Road to Growth delivered in Mexico for the second time
180 women entrepreneurs were selected to take part in our Second Road to Growth programme in Mexico.
2017-2018: Road to Growth delivered in Mexico for first time
500 women entrepreneurs were selected to take part in our first Road to Growth programme in Mexico.
2015-2016: Road to Growth piloted in Nigeria
500 women entrepreneurs were selected to take part in our first pilot of Road to Growth in Nigeria, which was initially run as a six-week intensive learning course, blending both in-class learning and online learning.