In any society where women-owned businesses thrive, the community wins; the country’s GDP grows, and the global economy benefits.
These show that supporting women entrepreneurs is just good business.
For its part, telecom operator, 9mobile has partnered with the Cherie Blair Foundation to deliver a platform upon which Nigerian women entrepreneurs can thrive in business.
As a result, the collaboration birthed an innovative application HerVenture app, which provides women entrepreneurs with the most basic rudiments and strategies to scale and grow in any business enterprise they venture into.
The app will also empower Nigeria’s women entrepreneurs with the confidence and skills they need to expand and sustain their MSMEs.
9mobile is set to leverage its technology and networks to advance the use of HerVenture among women entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
In a bid to achieve its set goals, this new partnership will fuse 9mobile’s technology and technical know-how with the Foundation’s products and programs.
It will also enable the upscaled provision of integrated mobile business support services for women entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
Asides from the tech support, the telecom operator seeks to render to smoothen its alliance with Cherie Blair Foundation, it is also committed to launching 9PSB (Payment Service Bank) to provide women entrepreneurs access to online banking facilities.
It explained that the reason it ventured into the partnership was due to the resultant effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in accelerating the world into a digital economy.
Since more women entrepreneurs have been created, they require all the support that will enable them to develop the needed business skills.
Cherie Blair Foundation revealed that it has also met this need by expanding the HerVenture app to create new opportunities in the digital space including e-commerce and digital marketing.
Alan Sinfield, CEO of 9Mobile stated, “9mobile recognizes the importance of leveraging its technology to support very important segments of society like women, to build and grow resilient businesses through this pandemic and beyond. We’re delighted to be working with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women to support their efforts to advance women’s entrepreneurship potentials in Nigeria.”
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