NEW YEAR APPEAL TO WOULD-BE FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS
Monday 14 January
The Coca-Cola 5by20 Information Evening will be held at Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce, Unit 37, City Quay, Camperdown Street, Dundee, DD1 3JA from 6-8pm on Tuesday 22 January 2019.
The event, the first of its kind this year, will highlight the assistance and support which the award-winning Coca-Cola 5by20 programme can offer. Launched in 2010, Coca-Cola 5by20 is a global initiative with one purpose – to enable the economic empowerment of five million women by 2020. Run in over 60 countries around the world, Dundee is the only city in Western Europe to host the programme.
In less than two years, the programme has supported 110 women, 63 of whom have launched their own business and 29 of whom continue to grow their business. Furthermore, 44 new jobs have been created in the process, alongside over 30 volunteer opportunities.
Giving ambitious women entrepreneurs the opportunity to share and learn from each other while increasing their business knowledge and confidence, the programme covers core business topics delivered by industry-led business owners or experts. After a week of creative experiential learning, each participant has the opportunity to pitch their business needs to a 10-strong support panel of business experts, harnessing the goodwill and expertise of the business community.
Programme Director Angie Foreman, said, “Many people have an entrepreneurial idea but are struggling to get their business off the ground, and others might like the prospect of developing an idea, but are unsure if business is for them. By meeting some of our existing members, many of whom have now launched their own business, we’re inviting women looking to get the ball rolling this year to come along and discover the free courses and events which we offer, and the amazing support which our network can provide.”