Event Name: Advancing Women Entrepreneurs: Financing Women-Led Businesses
Event Date: February 18-19, 2013
Event Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Cost: The fee to attend the event is USD 1,500 for Small Business Banking Network (SBBN) members and USD 2,500 for others. Discounts of up USD 500 apply for all registrations received by January 15, 2013.
Event Summary: This two-day event aims to bring together senior bankers to identify challenges and outline opportunities for financial institutions to provide sustainable outreach to women entrepreneurs throughout Africa. The conference will explore concepts relating to business operations, management style, growth capacity and the risk behavior of women-run enterprises. The event will specifically cover the following topics: (1) Women: The Emerging Market of the Emerging Market; (2) Entrepreneurial and Financiers Panel: What Business Women Need and How to Deliver It; (3) Building an Inclusive Small Enterprise Financing Business Line; and (4) Sustainable Systems: Non-Financial Components for Successful Entrepreneurs.
Background on Organizers: SBBN is a global network of 45 financial institutions that serve small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SBBN was launched in 2010 as an initiative of the US-based CapitalPlus Exchange, a nonprofit organization that provides technical assistance and capacity building to financial institutions, small business and microfinance markets.
Event Website: http://www.sbbnetwork.org/aweworkshop-feb2013
For additional information, you may contact Elizabeth Vivirito, the senior manager of membership and community services at SBBN, via email at evivirito[at]capplusexchange.org or telephone at +1 312 540-1580 extension 4.
By Jennifer Young, Research Associate
Sources and Additional Resources
MicroCapital Story: “MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Nigeria Chapter of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Federation of Business Women Entrepreneurs (FEBWE) Launched to Boost Cross-Border Entrepreneurship,” March 19, 2012.
MicroCapital Story: “MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: ShoreCap Renamed CapitalPlus Exchange, Launches Small Business Banking Network”, December 27, 2010.
MicroCapital Universe Profile: CapitalPlus Exchange Corporation
MicroCapital Universe Profile: Small Business Banking Network
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