Crown Women Rising (CWR) has launched its programme of action at a seminar in Accra which was aimed at assisting women-owned businesses in West Africa to become export-ready.
The women-led non-profit organisation, which primarily seeks to empower women in business, will begin action with a two-day West African Regional Summit in Accra in September, this year.
It emerged at the launch that the seminar would work out modules to upgrade the entrepreneurial capacity of women in business.
Additionally, it would assist women to better understand the benefits of the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) initiative and guide them to gain tax-free access into the vast United States market, while encouraging intra-African trade.
The Director of CWR for Ghana and West Africa, Nana Sekyere, said: “Ghana was selected because our capital, Accra, was acclaimed last November as West Africa’s Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) City of the Year.”
Nana Sekyere mentioned that the two-day summit would focus on empowering women by providing participants with new opportunities to learn and share new trends and be heard during sessions presented by experts.
“As an organisation, CWR provides a platform for training, networking and the empowerment of women; it further identifies, nurtures and honours high-achieving women who promote business growth and by so doing, engender community transformation,” the CWR Director stated.
Themed: “Women entrepreneurs empowerment for Africa’s prosperity; engage, connect and grow,” she said the organization operates in the knowledge and strong belief that there are many women out there who are endowed with special talents in business and entrepreneurship but may be ignorant of their natural gifts.
“What CWR does in such cases is to help identify and unearth these latent or dormant talents and nurture them through the application of special mentoring and leadership training modules,” Nana Sekyere said.
CWR is a women-led affiliate of a Washington DC-based non-profit organisation that identifies, nurtures, launches and honours high-achieving women globally, who promote business growth and community transformation.PC