She Means Business workshop set to train Havering women in digital skills

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The She Means Business campaign was launched in February with the aim of arming 10,000 female entrepreneurs with digital skills
Published: Friday, 7 July 2017

Are you a woman entrepreneur who wants to improve your digital skills? Then come along to a workshop at Havering Town Hall on Wednesday 19 July 2017.

The event, organised in partnership with the London Borough of Havering, is part of the She Means Business initiative, launched by Facebook earlier this year. It is being supported by small business support group Enterprise Nation.

6,000 women running busy businesses have already improved their digital skills thanks to the Facebook and Enterprise Nation partnership via a range of online and offline events and masterclasses, benefitting from free access to a suite of new online resources to help them take their business to the next level.

The free event at Havering Town Hall includes a talk by Chris Laney of Positive Change Consultancy, sharing advice on how to make the most out of networking. She Means Business accredited trainer Jennifer Begg, co-founder of Twobees will also talk on how to use Instagram and Facebook effectively.

The She Means Business campaign was launched in February with the aim of arming 10,000 female entrepreneurs with digital skills, and helping to unlock a £45m potential for the British economy.

The initiative is already over half way to its goal and there is more networking and training events across the UK.

Councillor Roger Ramsey, Leader of Havering Council, said:

“I’m delighted that Havering Council is partnering with Enterprise Nation to help female entrepreneurs grow their businesses and seize online opportunities.  Small businesses run by women make an important contribution to the borough and its economy. We’re supporting this initiative to ensure they have the skills needed to prosper and grow operating in today’s digital world.”

Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, said:

“It’s important to encourage more female entrepreneurs in Havering to take on board advice to help their businesses to thrive.

“From the work we are already doing in the borough, we know there are hundreds of women running sound businesses that have the potential to grow and increase revenues significantly. Our experience shows those that take advice grow more successful and sustainable businesses. This event is tried and tested and we encourage as many women as possible to get on board.”