After the great success of the entrepreneurship capacity-building program for women in Morocco ‘Start Me Up – Women Growth in Morocco’ in 2016, Global Shapers (Hub from Rabat) organized on Saturday, 17 June 2017 in Farah’s Hotel in Rabat the second edition of the program.
The Global Shapers is the youngest community of the World Economic Forum (WEF). It is a network with more than 6 000 members all around the world, developed and led by young leaders committed to making a contribution to their community in the long term, through many projects in different sectors of activities. Each of the 400 Hub is based in a city and their members undertake projects and activities with the aim of having a positive impact on their local community.
This time, the global Shapers came up with a mentoring program for participants from different fields. The day was the opportunity for matching participants with mentors who will be catalysts for guiding their mentees to find their own way, to organize their development, by sharing with them their experiences and networks.
In the meeting’s program: matching tandems followed by a presentation of the mentoring and their key factors for success by Mrs. Ilham Zhiri, Founding President of Women’s Network for Mentoring, who also moderated the practical workshops aimed at guiding mentors and mentees in their relationship which will run for the following 6 months. Mr. Ilyass Azzioui’s speech was about how to handle the relationship between partner / cofounder of the start-up. As for Mr. Omar El Hiyani, presented to participants different alternative means of funding start-ups. A meditation course was led by Baba Louay, founder of Within & Beyond, this was the closure of the sessions, finishing with a collective Ftoor.
The next meeting will take place 6 months later for sharing and evaluating their adventure.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 “Strengthening the capacities of equality actors” of the Priority Solidarity Fund “Women for the future in the Mediterranean” funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women’s Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.