Bringing a complete support to women entrepreneurs hit by the crisis! This is the objective of Women Forward, an initiative born from the collaboration between Absa Mauritius and Future Females Foundation which was launched on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the Hennessy Park Hotel in Ebène. This program aims to give women entrepreneurs impacted by the health crisis of COVID-19, the necessary resources to revitalize and develop their business. To this end, a call for applications has also been launched to women entrepreneurs in Mauritius and Rodrigues who wish to participate in this program.

Photo (DR) : Jennifer Johnson, Head of Strategy, Marketing and Corporate Relations chez Absa Bank (Mauritius) Limited, H.E Dr Hlamalani Nelly Manzini, High Commissioner of South Africa in Mauritius, Aysha Tegally, Co-Founder and CEO de Future Females Foundation et Franco Davis, Executive Director and Finance Director at Absa Bank (Mauritius) Ltd

For Absa Mauritius, Women Forward is also an opportunity to tap into its vast network on the African continent. It will facilitate contact between women entrepreneurs from Mauritius, Rodrigues and other countries to share knowledge and expand their networks. Through these trainings and follow-ups, participants will be able to access the necessary tools to develop their business by creating an individualized action plan, receive advice and discover the best practices needed to successfully overcome challenges. In addition, it will give women entrepreneurs the opportunity to be part of a cohort of like-minded women entrepreneurs, supporting each other.
This will allow participating businesses to strengthen their business to grow, solidify their offerings, expand and/or increase their social impact. The selected women will participate in a six-month program to enable them to achieve their business goals, with specialized training and coaching.
Absa Mauritius and Future Females Foundation are aware of the burden placed on women entrepreneurs. By supporting them, they recognize that female entrepreneurship is an engine of economic growth and that it is important to rehabilitate the entrepreneurial potential of women. This innovative collaboration between Absa Mauritius and Future Females Foundation takes advantage of the synergy and mutual expertise to create added value between the two entities and women entrepreneurs.

To register, interested candidates should visit the website. Applications will be received until December 15, 2021. For more information, please call 402 1000.