The overall objective is to develop a training program that will train experts in order to
offer trainings and mentorship sessions that are tailored to the needs
of the female entrepreneurs digitalizing their business and help them
overcome the obstacles they face in the digitalization.
350 women entrepreneurs of SMEs and/or unemployed women starting a
business (50 per partner country). 210 of these women face difficult
circumstances because they have no income or an income under the poverty
threshold of the country.
70 trainers (10 per partner country) who are experts in digital tools
but need additional skills in helping women entrepreneurs. The experts
in business digitalization will be trainers from universities,
institutes of HE programs for start-ups, unemployment offices focused on
education, the Digital Innovation Hub Network (DIHnet.eu).
first result is having a detailed curriculum to train
experts. This curriculum will have to take into account:
the needs of the
women entrepreneurs with extra focus on the needs of women
entrepreneurs in difficult circumstances in the different
the priorities of the
a focus on sustainable
a focus on societal
that the digital skills help to
improve other skills that are often listed as being lacked by women
entrepreneurs (strategic orientation, networking, look for entrepreneurial
that the digital tools can be
used to help the internationalization of the women entrepreneurs' businesses
assist in a better work-life balance
the overall objective of helping the
women entrepreneurs increase their income while saving time and money.
The next result is having trained
experts who will help women entrepreneurs with digital challenges in their
business. This help should after months lead to an increase in the women's
entrepreneurs business income and lower the time and cost they need to spend on
certain business tasks.
The final result is having the
project duplicated and scaled up in other countries based on the guidelines of
transfer-ability. A report will state recommendations to supporting
organizations and policy makers how they can reach this goal. The project
partners will submit these results to their country specific organizations and
will keep in touch with them in case extra help or advice is needed. In the long
run the methodology and results can also be used to reach other target groups
like young entrepreneurs, start ups, and male entrepreneurs as well as employed
women and men.
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