She's Next
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“She’s Next” launched to support women entrepreneurs

“She’s Next” inititative is being launched to encourage and equip women entrepreneurs with opportunities and resources to advance their respective businesses.

“She’s Next” is coming up at the right time. It was a correct guess, a few decades ago, that women were the next opportunity in economic growth. The rate of new women entrepreneurs is growing faster than the rate of new men entrepreneurs. And in only the last 4 years, 163 million women have started businesses all over the world.

Visa, the digital payment solution, launched “She’s Next” to continue the trend and more. The company’s global head of merchant sales and acquiring, Suzan Kereere said, “Starting and growing a business can be both incredibly rewarding and daunting.

“That is why Visa is committed to empowering women business owners through a year-long program of education, cutting-edge digital payment technology and a powerful peer network.”

The program will be rolled out worldwide. This will be done through events that will offer business women range of tools, resources, insights and networking opportunities. And it will be on community-by-community basis to best fit its audience. As a woman, you should expect to take part in workshops and access experts plus new research on female entrepreneurship.

“She’s Next” is possible after Visa decided to team up with Female Founder Collective (FCC). FCC empowers female business founders and leaders. It was founded by Rebecca Minkoff.

Rebecca Minkoff
Rebecca Minkoff

On the partnership, she said, “By joining forces with Visa, we will help build awareness of women-owned businesses, provide them with more opportunities and invest in women across the socioeconomic spectrum around the globe.”

“She’s Next” was unveiled in New York City, last week. It’s built off the successes of Visa programs for small businesses. Bookmark HerBusiness for more development about this.