The National Home Builders Regulatory Council (NHBRC), in partnership with the Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs), will be launching the third annual Women Empowerment Programme (WEP). The programme which is targeted at women entrepreneurs in the construction sector will kick off in March 2021.
Funded by the NHBRC, the programme is an immersive tailor-made programme to assist women entrepreneurs in the construction sector to develop their entrepreneurial, business and leadership skills to help them operate and sustain profitable businesses. It entails 12 months of business and management training, followed by 12 months of support services such as mentorship, coaching, networking events and facilitating access to finance and new markets. The programme will be rolled out nationally.
The NHBRC has previously supported 200 women entrepreneurs through this programme with spectacular results. Many of the women have formed consortia and networks to take their businesses to the next level.
The current national intake runs until 25 January 2020 and spaces are limited.