Network Enabled Women for Innovative Pathways to Enterprise


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Network Enabled Women for Innovative Pathways to Enterprise

  1. 1. Network Enabled Women for Innovative Pathways to Enterprise ( NEW Pathways ) Dr. Christine Nielsen Professor of International Business & Strategy Academic Program Director, M.S. in Global Leadership EPWN-IE Presentation November 3, 2011
  2. 2. Imagine … Is ‘inclusive capitalism’ just a dream? ~ 1 billion women trapped in poverty
  3. 3. Imagine … How we can make a difference!
  4. 4. What I learned in the Philippines… Women lack access to information about profitable livelihood opportunities
  5. 5. Visit to Zonta International Chapter
  6. 6. NEW Pathways Goal: Enable women for profitable livelihood opportunities + Financial Rewards + Creativity & Self-Esteem
  7. 7. Key Success Factor: The GL ocal W omen’s N etwork <ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local women from disadvantages communities (SHGs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Livelihood and human resource experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Successful entrepreneurs and business innovators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interactions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Face-to-face and computer-aided communications (CMC) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase access to information about livelihood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand knowledge horizons to include higher value alternatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance decision-making skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serve on Livelihood Demonstration proposals review panel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer mentoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide linkages to appropriate skills training and financing options </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Key Success Factor: GL ocal W omen’s N etwork (SHGs) Indigenous Knowledge Regional, Professional Knowledge External experts, entrepreneurs, business innovators
  9. 9. Four Innovations in NEW Pathways Program Element Innovation Social Network GLocal (Global and Local) Network Knowledge Management Exploration: balancing indigenous knowledge & foreign, external knowledge 1 2 3 4 Decision-Making Skills Envision & Create Analyze & Evaluate Set Criteria for Decisions Method 3 ‘IdeaShops’ (Explore, expand, evaluate) 3 ‘Building Block Interviews’ Livelihood demonstration projects
  10. 10. NEW Pathways Socioeconomic Impacts Predicted <ul><ul><li>Income </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future income stream </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>% above subsistence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher value-added work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*********************************************************** </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities for creativity and self-expression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive attitudinal perception of aspirations </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Is NEW Pathways Affordable and Scalable? ******* Year 5: Move to hybrid, GLocal Network with e-Learning Platform ******* 24,000,000+ Total $25 6,312,000 10 $100 378,000 5 *************************************************************************** ************************************************************** ********** $800 19,125 4 : $1,667 60 1 $ per capita # of Women Year
  12. 12. WHERE do we start?
  13. 13. HOW do we start? With the GLocal Network!
  14. 14. WHEN do we start? <ul><li>Now! </li></ul>
  15. 15. We CAN help women escape the poverty trap! <ul><li>Transforming the lives of women and their families takes networks of dedicated people working together </li></ul><ul><li>Great things can happen… if we’re willing to take the next step </li></ul><ul><li>Are YOU interested in joining the GL ocal N etwork? </li></ul><ul><li>I look forward to communicating with you! [email_address] </li></ul>
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