First Lady, Sandra Granger, on Monday launched the Self Reliance and Success in Business Workshop in Bartica at the Regional Democratic Council Office.
According to a Ministry of the Presidency press release, the workshop will see more than 25 women over the next week benefitting from training that is expected to help improve business management skills.
During brief remarks, the First Lady said that it is important for women to be able to enhance their business skills, adding that women have many skills that they may not recognise could be marketable.
“[This workshop] will show you how to be good businesswomen… It will show you how to plan, keep records, look at the market, look at the completion and see how you can get beyond that and create your own niche for yourself, not only how to establish a business but how to grow and expand it,” Mrs Granger said.
The First Lady explained that men have approached her to be a part of the workshops in other parts of the country. However, she said that targeting women has a specific and beneficial purpose.
“When a woman’s economical standing improves, her family’s standing improves,” she said.
Yohann Pooran, Representative of Interweave Solutions, the facilitator of the workshop, highlighted that the workshop will explore issues regarding finance, resource management, packaging, the fundamentals of marketing and why poor attitudes can hurt otherwise potentially successful businesses, the release stated.
According to the release, this is the fifth workshop of its kind to be held under the Office of the First Lady and is funded by the Ministry of Social Protection and the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs.