Continuing the Conversation: Perceptions and Solutions for Women and Youth in Entrepreneurship

Chemonics International

Continuing the Conversation: Perceptions and Solutions for Women and Youth in Entrepreneurship

With Chemonics International, Making Cents International, the International Youth Foundation, and the Mennonite Economic Development Associates

This event is a continuation of the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Week Twitter chat held on November 19th. The chat, titled “Impacts of Women and Youth in Entrepreneurship,” explored gender, social inclusion, and education and how those issues relate to entrepreneurship. The chat focused on pulling out main constraints for women and youth when starting a business, access to finance opportunities or lack thereof for start-ups, and perceptions on the most successful methods for learning entrepreneurship.

This event will be a forum to continue sharing best practices and drilling down into successful methods in addressing these key issues. The most prevalent questions asked by November’s Twitter chat participants were:  

  • What is the biggest constraint you see for women when starting a business?
  • What policies and programs are you seeing that promote women’s entrepreneurship?
  • What are some important components of youth enterprise development/entrepreneurship programs?
  • What are some advantages to using mobile technologies, especially with start-ups?

Addressing these questions at this in-person event will be:

  • Sarah Green, Deputy Director of Collaborative Learning and Action, Making Cents International
  • Nicki Post, Senior Consultant/Project Manager for Youth Economic Opportunities, MEDA
  • Adam Bramm, Senior Consultant/Project Manager for Women’s Economic Opportunities, MEDA

Yearning for answers and solutions to these questions? Then join us at Chemonics International's offices, 1717 H Street, NW, Washington DC 20007, on Thursday, January 22nd from 10-11:30 AM.