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Unlocking national and regional economic growth through high potential women-owned SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean

The VV GROW Fellowship Program launched today in Nicaragua to train women entrepreneurs and business owners from 14 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic,  El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, MĢ©xico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Santa Lucia.

The program combines comprehensive training focused on building the capacity, skills, and network of women-owned small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), integrating innovative business trends and interactive learning techniques. An online and in-class curriculum covers business planning, marketing, finance, networking, leadership and technology.

On the first day of the training, Fellows had a chance to step away from day-to-day work obligations and identify personal leadership growth goals as a group. They learned the principles of the Vital Voices Leadership Model, then collaborated on business planning and goal setting.

Vital Voices recognizes the impact of women’s leadership in driving business growth after more than a decade supporting women business owners and professionals at the SME level in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The VV GROW Fellowship Program will continue in Jordan and Ghana through November – stay tuned for updates.

Bookmark this blog for updates, follow #VVGROW on Twitter, and check out Facebook for the program highlights.

VV GROW LAC: Read more posts from the second and third days of training. 

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