The most effective way to grow an economy is by having more women in business, so investing in women entrepreneurs is the smart thing to do. But women are deterred from setting up in business because they encounter significant barriers to becoming successful entrepreneurs. Many women choose the co-op model as the best way to meet their business goals and achieve financial independence and power. Co-ops are a feminist model of empowerment which support women to create thriving businesses, share creativity, generate economic activity and create sustainable community based jobs – find out more at this workshop and see if this is a model for you.
By the end of this course participants will have:
- Learned how women can take control though co-operative enterprises
- Gained information and tools regarding setting up in business
About the facilitator
Dorothy Francis has worked in co-ops since co-founding a bookshop in the early 1980s. Following a period training women to set up in business she joined CASE as a business adviser. Dorothy specialises in developing the interest of minority communities in the co-op movement, including women and people from global majorities. Dorothy was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for her service to the co-op movement and promotion of diversity and inclusion, and she has also received an MBE for her contribution to the co-operative movement.