360 Woman Africa trains, empowers 100 women in business
Leading women-focused NGO, 360 Woman Africa, has continued with its mandate to empower women and bridge the skill gap for women in business and careers.
The team held a two-week training during which women, between the ages of 22-55 were trained to reach their highest potential in their various areas of interest and also enjoy access to grants of up to N500,000.
In the last six years, the organisation has consistently trained, coached and mentored over 15,000 women. Last year, it launched the Women Skill Development Center which is the platform that manages all her women’s development programs which include the Enterprise Skill Development Program and the Leadership Skill Development Program. Through these centers, our goal is to build a viable community of highly skilled women, exemplary business leaders who will pay it forward within the various sectors they belong.
Speaking about what to expect at the training, the founder and Executive Director, Yvonne Ofodile explained that the two weeks Mini-MBA programme for women in business served as the organisation’s developmental training focus programme for the year.
She said “we are passionate about women entrepreneurs and providing solutions to the many challenges that exist. One of our strategies at 360 Woman Africa is to reach the underserved market which has hugely women-owned and women run, to help them gain better skill to thrive in today’s business world, scale their businesses, connect them with other successful business entrepreneurs and finally support successful applicants with grant awards to boost the growth and profitability opportunities”
On how the training remains a relevant tool for economic empowerment, she said “Job creation and inclusiveness growth has become one of the biggest social development problems in Africa. One key channel to provide these growths would be from the private sector, especially SME’s and taking it a step further women entrepreneurs which has now seen the female economy has one of the fastest-growing markets of the world. An African woman is known to be a businesswoman and our job is to take them a step further with our training so they can grow and then create jobs while also increasing the number of Women-Led thriving Businesses , and Women in Leadership in Nigeria.”
The two-week training had industry leaders like Steve Harris, Yvonne Chioma Ofodile, Just Ibe, David Ita of Koboaccountant, Atinuke Babatunde of Brand Fusion, Jennifer Ukoh PR Manager GOTv Nigeria etc take the following modules, Management and Leadership, Accounting and Taxation, Technology, Sales and Marketing, Branding and PR Communication, Personal and Business Law.