Road to Growth in Guyana
Our seven-week intensive Road to Growth programme has run in Guyana since 2021 with the support of our partners.
With the support of our partners, the ExxonMobil Foundation and ActionINVEST Caribbean Inc., we are running our seven-week intensive Road to Growth business training programme in Guyana.
Road to Growth is one of the Foundation’s five flagship programmes. The seven-week intensive business management and investment readiness programme uses a unique, custom-built online learning tool. This programme also presents the women who participate with networking opportunities within the group, which serves as a highly successful professional and personal support system.
We brought the programme to Guyana because women entrepreneurs in Guyana reported a need for training related to business expansion, access to finance, marketing, accounting and management. Road to Growth is supporting women entrepreneurs with these skills and more.
Around 120 Guyanese women entrepreneurs have participated so far and last year over 70% of participants reported an increase in business profit, revenue and number of customers.
Why did we bring Road to Growth to Guyana?
105th where Guyana ranked out of 156 countries in gender equality when we started Road to Growth in 2021.
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
70% of participants in 2022 reported an increase in business profit, revenue and number of customers.
Road to Growth: an intensive business management and investment readiness programme
Road to Growth is one of the Foundation's five flagship programmes, which also include Road to Leadership, Road to Finance, 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.