via Zim women to showcase talent in Netherlands – NewsDay Zimbabwe January 28, 2016
AT least 20 local women entrepreneurs will be participating in the Brilliant Entrepreneur Programme (BEP) which builds on women’s individual talents and offers intensive training, matchmaking as well as technical support in business innovation next month.
The event will be held from February 11-16 2016 in The Netherlands.
The programme will be conducted by the Brilliant Entrepreneur Programme in The Netherlands in collaboration with ZimTrade, the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Harare and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
In a statement yesterday, ZimTrade said the aim of the capacity building programme was to create business linkages for women entrepreneurs, thereby opening doors to new ideas, innovations and markets among others.
ZimTrade said participants have been drawn from various sectors such as agriculture and processed foods, horticulture, fashion and design as well as service.
ZimTrade chief executive officer Sithembile Priscilla Pilime commended the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Harare and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency for affording Zimbabwe such an opportunity.
“We welcome these synergies, they will assist to unlock our potential. The programme enhances entrepreneurial skills in molding businesses into innovative, socially responsible, sustainable and profitable enterprises,” she said, challenging women entrepreneurs “to fully utilise this opportunity and tap into the expertise at their disposal”.
Currently, women entrepreneurs from Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania are benefiting from the same programme.