Women entrepreneurs associations in Kenya
Women entrepreneurs are always encouraged to network but some find it hard or uncomfortable. All-women entrepreneurs association exist to make life easier, here are 4 of them.
1.Kenya Association of Women Business Owners (KAWBO)
KAWBO is a forum for Kenyan women in business to network. Moreover, the association organizes meets that are opportunities for members to improve on their skills regarding the running of a business. You can read this article on KAWBO to learn more about what they do.
2.Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association (FEWA)
FEWA is an umbrella body that looks to influence policy formulation for the benefit of women entrepreneurs in Kenya. The organization also avails business related information to its 250,000 members to equip them well ahead of the challenges women in business encounter. FEWA also has financing capacity through its SACCO.
3.Kenya Women Holding (KWH)
Kenya Women Holding offers both non-financial and financial services (through the Kenya Women Microfinance Bank) to women entrepreneurs in the country. They have 400,000 members who benefit from training and mentorship workshops. More than this, KWH is also involved in nurturing female leaders and advocating for girl-child education.
4.Kenya Women Investment Company (KWIC)
KWIC is an all-women savings and investment company involved in real estate development. Apart from being enabling women save money, the organization is an avenue for women in business to network. This can lead to collaborations or partnerships as their pooled savings open up investment opportunities inaccessible to most individual investors.