The aim of the project was to stimulate the development of women’s entrepreneurship in Ukraine, to consider examples of successful enterprises managed or founded by Ukrainian women, to show the way for development, and to search for new prospects. One of the goals of the event was to promote and expand the social network “Ukrainian Women in Business”. More than 120 female entrepreneurs from Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zaporizhia and Kharkiv regions participated in the Forum.
The Center “Tamarisk” organized the Forum in cooperation with the US Embassy, Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council and Ukrainian Women’s Fund.
The target audience consisted of local female entrepreneurs with different backgrounds in business: successful entrepreneurs who acted as mentors, female entrepreneurs who had recently started their own business, or those who have a promising idea at the concept stage in need of support or additional information.
The forum included 12 practical sessions by the best Ukrainian experts on finance, law, marketing, sales, communication, time management, social media advertising, as well as a series of inspiring round tables. During the sessions the participants gained useful practical skills which help to grow their business, find ways to solve current issues, and expand business contacts.
Success stories of female entrepreneurs have become a source of inspiration for all participants of the Forum. They learned from professionals and communicated with like-minded people, shared their own experiences, ideas and achievements in doing business.