Care of Business Executive Women (eng)

Care of Business: Executive Women

Impact Invest is delighted to be able to further develop the work we do under our brand Care of Business – our accelerator where we support budding and growing entrepreneurs – with funding from the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket). In the new program, Care of Business Executive Women starting in February 2015, our focus is on established female entrepreneurs and business leaders who were born outside of Europe and who have an expressed ambition to grow.

Through previous programs under our brand Care of Business we have so far supported around 60 newly arrived and social entrepreneurs. Some of our programs have focused on foreign-born female start-ups as well as established female entrepreneurs based in the Middle East and North Africa, who have received training in leadership, team building, financing and business planning.

Over the next two years we will run a program for women who are already running their businesses and who want to see them grow, but feel there are blockages to that growth. Through various types of support – tailored technical support, thematic workshops focusing on leadership, partnerships and financing, as well as mentoring – we hope to contribute to reducing, or removing, these blockages.

The imbalance between genders when running a company is clearly evidenced by the access to capital – a condition for growth for most companies. Our program is part of Tillväxtverket’s wider search for effective tools that can help address this imbalance. Through Care of Business Executive Women’s participation in this wider program we hope to also be able to help crystalize the reason for the extra hurdles that female entrepreneurs in general, and those born outside of Europe in particular, face. By doing so we hope that there can be policy-level measures developing to address these issues.

Are you a non-European born, female entrepreneur or business leader running a business in the Stockholm Region? Would you like our support in your business’s growth? Then you are welcome to join one of our information meetings where we will be telling you more about the content and structure of the accelerator.

The information meetings will be held at Klustret, Birger Jarlsgatan 58 in Stockholm the following two nights in January:

– 8 January, 16:00-18:00 and

– 9 January, 16:00-18:00

Final submission of interest to participate in the accelerator is 15 January 2020. If you have already decided that you would like to be considered as part of the program, you can fill in our enrolement form here. For more information about this program please contact Lena Eriksson Åshuvud at lena.ashuvud@impactinvest.se.