In its 5th Edition the MENA’s Biggest Entrepreneurship Event for Women, Entreprenelle’s “SHE CAN”, is back with a “FreshStart” and here are five ways to make the best out of it.
A”Fresh Start” can be build on a bedrock of “Successful Failures”; this is one of the lessons we learn with Entreprenelle which has been holding SHE CAN conference in and outside Cairo for five years in a row, changing the narrative, and boosting women’s economic empowerment through interactive education, and practical knowledge.
A young female entrepreneur herself, Rania Ayman founded the company in 2016 to help other girls and women to launch and sustain their businesses. Having done great impact since its inception, the enterprise has won the Women Entrepreneurship 2017 Award by Injaz and Mastercard.
The secret behind the success of Entreprenelle’s legacy is that it functions as a real hub for everything entrepreneurial online and offline. On social media, you can find simple toolkits about a variety of topics for every woman and entrepreneur to start their journey, from branding to legalities, pitching skills, to recommended books, and beyond. Offline-wise, one can’t get enough of the monthly schedule that is packed with all sorts of workshops, teaching you all tricks and hacks that can help you launching or elevating your startup.
Because it’s not too late to start knowing about the benefits of attending such a great event, here are five ways to make the best out of this year’s SHE CAN 2020. So read and get the ball rolling with a #FreshStart:
1- Enjoy the talks and panel of the inspiring lineup of speakers
Attendees will get the chance to meet renowned female figures such as Dr. Heba El Swedey. She is the Founder & Chairman of Ahl Masr Foundation, the first non-profit organization of its kind in the Middle-East and Africa dedicated to treating, preventing and researching trauma and burn injuries. ElSewedy is an expert who in 2016, was awarded with an honorary doctorate from Cape Breton University, Canada. There will also be Anisa Hassouna, the Executive President of Al Joud Foundation and Al Nas Hospital. She is also a non-partisan Member of the Egyptian Parliament who was appointed by President Abdel Fattah Al Sissy in 2015. She is the 1st woman to be elected on the Board of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs. Besides some figures from the creative field like, Engy Wegdan. She is an actress and film editor, and is known for her spontaneity and witty performance. Known as a promising comedian, Wegdan has presented several remarkable roles in different TV dramas and films including the famed TV sit-com Tamer and Shawykeya. Her latest show “Telaet Rohi”. In addition to fitness and entrepreneurship models such as Mircale Nassif. Nassif is an ex pro-fighter, entrepreneur and content creator who devoted her online platforms for restoring women’s confidence through educating them about fitness, nutrition, fashion and beauty hacks.
2- Attend more than 30 workshops
From Instagram marketing, to legalities, fundraising for startups, fashion styling, branding, content creation, to pitching skills and more, SHE CAN 2020 content of workshops have got you covered to get more experience and knowledge. Join “Turn Your Arts Idea into Business” workshop, and you’ll learn the legal procedure necessary to register your business, laying down the basic structure of the business, and initiating operations or trading activities. In the “Fashion Styling Workshop”, you’ll learn Entrepreneurship session specialized in the fashion & textile industry and Starting from idea stage to pre-funding stage through.
3- Mingle in the mentoring and coaching activities
This is one of the many perks of attending SHE CAN every year. Get your agenda, mark the speakers and mentors you want to meet with, and don’t miss the chance of pursuing some advice from leaders in the field and who may help you elevate your career. Think about your goals and be clear on what you want from the mentorship and why.
4- Partake in the Competitions & Hakcathons
In collaboration with Fustany, join the Fustany Competition for the chance to be featured in “Ask a Stylist”. This is one of the three main competitions that are taking place in SHE CAN.
Not only that, but as a satellite event of SHE CAN, “Qodwa. Tech AI Hackathon (Reviving Culture & Heritage) will be held in in partnership with Microsoft, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Care Egypt Foundation. he hackathon aims to increase women in tech & equip them with the needed skills and knowledge to be able to excel in the market.
During the three-days hackathon, participants will receive the needed training and mentorship at tech, entrepreneurship and business fields to prototype and build your idea. Application is open from here.
5- Check out the Startup Zone exhibition
Inside the “Entreprenelle Hub”, you will get the chance to meet amazing exhibitors showcasing local brands from a variety of industries such as fashion, food, jewelry, e-commerce platforms and more.