Supporting women entrepreneurs through training and mentorship

Madrid, Spain – UNITAR’s Division for People and Tara for Women have signed a collaborative agreement with the aim of creating a framework for cooperation to develop and implement different support programs for women.

Both institutions will work hand in hand in different areas to carry out initiatives that contribute to generating economic and technical opportunities for women entrepreneurs through the programs that both UNITAR and Tara for Women have.

The agreement envisages working jointly through different activities, including mentoring, international exchange of experiences, and training for women entrepreneurs to provide them with knowledge and skills, financial resources and digital literacy so that they can have the opportunity to develop their own business and become autonomous in its management.

“Tara was born with the firm commitment to promote, connect and support international female entrepreneurship to generate social impact. Our mission is to be a catalyst for change, supporting women in their academic and entrepreneurial endeavors by providing them with a strong support network and the opportunity to access seed funding for early-stage companies. That is why we consider this agreement with UNITAR a key partnership because we are convinced that, by joining forces, we will be able to reach women all over the world, helping and empowering them to fulfill their personal and professional dreams ”. highlighted Carota Pérez, Director of Tara for Women.

“Sustainable entrepreneurship is one of the key pillars for the Division for People, given its important contribution to sustainable development by creating jobs, driving economic growth and innovation, improving social conditions, and addressing social and environmental challenges in the context of the 2030 Agenda. UNITAR’s work focuses on enhancing entrepreneurship capacities of vulnerable groups such as youth, women, migrants and refugees. In collaboration with Tara for Women, we seek to further contribute to this goal ”, Estrella Merlos, Associate Head, CIFAL Global Network, UNITAR.

Tara for Women has just closed the first round of social impact entrepreneurship projects led by women, with a high level of participation. More than 140 projects from 10 countries applied for the mentoring programs, technological support, strategic support, access to Tara’s international network of contacts, and financial support, as three selected projects will receive financial support of up to 25,000 euros.

Of the more than 140 projects submitted, 10 finalists will participate in an exclusive workshop to provide them with the necessary tools to develop their projects. On the other hand, the three selected projects that will receive financial support of 25,000 euros and mentoring include:

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