Road to Growth in Guyana
In 2021, we ran our seven-week intensive Road to Growth business training programme in Guyana for the first time with the support of our partners.
With the support of our partners, the ExxonMobil Foundation and ActionINVEST Caribbean Inc., we ran our seven-week intensive Road to Growth business training programme in Guyana for the first time in 2021.
A select group of 25 Guyanese women entrepreneurs were selected to undertake an intensive, seven-week financial literacy and investment readiness training course. The business training programme, delivered mainly online both due to the ongoing need for social distancing and to increase availability, is structured around the Foundation’s custom-built Road to Growth learning curriculum, which is one of the Foundation’s three flagship programmes.
This programme also presented the women who participate with networking opportunities within the group, which, as we know from other women entrepreneurs who have taken part in Road to Growth, serves as a highly successful professional and personal support system.
We’ll be announcing more on Road to Growth’s next round in Guyana very soon!
Why are we bringing Road to Growth to Guyana?
105th where Guyana ranks out of 156 countries in gender equality.
We are committed to eliminating the gender gap in entrepreneurship and creating a future where women entrepreneurs can thrive. Helen McEachern, CEO, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Over half of early stage entrepreneurs in the region reported that starting a businesses is harder in summer 2021 than a year ago.
Alana Bunbury Walton is the owner of JARS, Guyana’s only zero waste store. She took part in our Road to Growth programme in 2021. Listen to her experience here!What is Road to Growth?
Road to Growth: an intensive business management and investment readiness programme
Road to Growth is one of the Foundation's three flagship programmes, which also include HerVenture and the Mentoring Women in Business programme. The programme is delivered over seven weeks, covering a new topic every week. Road to Growth is currently delivered in Nigeria, Kenya and Guyana.