Over 40 women entrepreneurs with disabilities in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region have benefited from another entrepreneurship mentoring session. The event powered by STARR WOMAN DREAM EDITION PROJECT, hosted seasoned women business coaches in the Region including those with disabilities to professionally and mentally challenge the women to rise above their disabilities in the pursuit of economic empowerment.
Participants included women with visual, speech and hearing impairment, women with physical challenges, among others. Most of the women were into start-up fashion, jewelry, livestock, trading businesses in the municipality.
STARR WOMAN DREAM EDITION PROJECT is an advocacy mission funded by Star Ghana and championing gender empowerment, social inclusion via economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs with disabilities. The project is the brain child of Ghana’s premium radio brand Starr FM with support of all EIB Network’s media platforms for a nationwide impact.
The Yendi Class of Starr Woman Dream Edition Mentees were fully plugged into the 3hour workshop session led by Facilitator and Seasoned Business Coach Princess Selina Serina Iddi. The Starr Woman Dream Edition Mentor, Princess Serina Iddi shared her journey to triumph overcoming her own physical disability. That story moved and inspired the mentees to action. Beads Maker and Retailer Mariam Alhassan also provided hands on introductory lessons to Beads Making.
The Yendi Municipal Assembly heavily supported the learning event with its Social Welfare and Business Units. The NBSSI and its Rural Enterprise Foundation project of the Assembly also imparted the mentees with soft skills and critical business acumen.
The Starr Woman Dream Edition project hopes to run these mentoring clinics throughout the year in the Region as part of strategies to improve the capacity of these women to confidently and profitably run their businesses.
The project through strategic partnerships is also facilitating their access to critical resources to set up or scale up their businesses. So far many state and private organizations have responded positively END.