Part of the WEConnect International, a global network of women-owned businesses Women Only: Connect to Success Trains Female Entrepreneurs in Azores
The program Connect to Success , hosted a weekend long series of workshops for female entrepreneurs in Azores, in the scope of the WEConnect International program. This initiative is supported by the American Embassy in Portugal, the Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento (FLAD) and IBM Portugal .
The workshop’s goal was to identify and address the specific hurdles the female business leaders face and promote networking in the Azorean startup ecosystem. The number of participants in this initiative impressed Kim Swayer, US ambassador and the program’s mentor, that said she was “very happy and surprised that more than 100 women participated in the Connect to Success workshops in the Azores”.
The Connect to Success program was launched in September 2016 and plans to provide the participants with many services, such as business mentoring and lower priced attorney services. As ambassador Kim Swayer explains, “I hope this program helps women to do what they want to do in two or three years.” (…) “It’s really about helping women achieve what they want in business”.
Read the coverage in Portuguese at Diário dos Açores (PDF of print version) (October 16, 2016)