[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] The founder of Bellafricana, Bukky Asehinde, was amongst the entrepreneurs in technology that was selected to attend the GIST Women’s Village Workshop in Lagos, Nigeria on the 18th of May, 2016. A workshop by the U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative, in cooperation with the U.S. Consulate in Lagos, which was organised for 25 science and technology entrepreneurs to promote women’s access to entrepreneurship resources.
The workshop in Lagos, was implemented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which was part of a series of workshops – GIST Women’s Village Workshops – holding throughout Africa in 2016. [/dropcap]
GIST Women’s Village Nigeria
We were taught how to network, build successful entrepreneurship ecosystems, and leverage resources to benefit women entrepreneurs. Each of us were challenged to increase awareness and improve access for women entrepreneurs by teaching what we have learned to 60 people within 6 months of completing the workshop, and to expand our reach.
Here are some pictures from the workshop;
The GIST Women’s Village Workshop was very impactful and has helped me understand how I can empower more entrepreneurs in the creative Industry in Nigeria through networking and skills building.
It was a beautiful experience meeting other young and driven entrepreneurs who are innovating and creating ideas to impact the Nigerian economy.
Many thanks once again to Shaaretha and the organisers, also the US Department of State for a great initiative to help empower entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
I will be sharing all I have learnt with more entrepreneurs in Nigeria to help them in their entrepreneurship journey.
Go to gistnetwork.org to sign up and become part of GIST Network.