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Opt bwf pp for oxfam 20 02-2014 with comments

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    • Women are the Catalyst of change
    • Factors Influencing Palestinian Women’s Economic Engagement • Political instability • Legal and regulatory environment • Business licensing and registration procedures • Lack of Business Development Centers for Women • Limited Access to Finance opportunities. • Limited Access to information on marketing and networking. • Cultural and traditional barriers. • No representation of business women in the public-Private dialogue.
    • BWF Founded 2006 Membership based None Profit organization
    • Mission Strengthen the role of businesswomen in the Palestinian economy
    • BWF Strategic Direction SG 1: Supporting the establishment and growth of women owned SMEs and entrepreneurs SG 2: Building capacities and skills of women entrepreneurs to manage an enterprise SG 3: Advocating the value of women entrepreneurs in the Palestinian economy. SG 4: Strengthening the organizational capacity of the BWF
    • Moving Forward
    • Pillars Building Capacity Encouraging Entrepreneu rship Networking Advocacy Coaching Mentorship
    • We Serve
    • Members with the Power to Influence 71 Members 3 out 100 FORBES 4 Elected Municipality Ramallah / Nablus 1 Elected Chamber of Commerce Ramallah 1 member International Court of Arbitration 2 out of 50 top executives in Telecom sector at Comms-MEA 2012
    • Partners
    • Business Development Center for Women BDC primarily aims to enable businesswomen and female entrepreneurs to develop their businesses and build up their competitive advantage
    • Services of BDC Legal services and advice Technical assistance such as consulting services, coaching and counseling
    • Services of BDC Access to credit information and support: A) linkages to credit institutions, B) Market research and information, Management training and technical support.
    • Increasing of Beneficiaries Date 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Number of Beneficiaries 0 10 54 80 90
    • Capacity Building of Women SME’s • 18 Paid Private Consultancy =$ 58450 • 130 counseling sessions were held. • 500hours were spent on B2B counseling sessions. • 10entrepreneurs were matched with Google mentorship Program. • 60 BDC beneficiaries were connected with other trainings conducted by BWF partners. • 5women in traditional Palestinian Embroidery fashion and jewelry were matched with a designer over video conference from London. • 40tailored training workshops were conducted , 1100women have participated. • 18 SME were supported with Promotional material for their businesses.
    • Success Story
    • “Al Themar”label before
    • Business and Product development/ Packaging Development AlThemar Co. Label After:
    • Received Intensive Training and B2B coaching
    • Impact • 18 SME’s formally registered • 15 SME’s started • 70 SME’s developed • 22 SME’s have increased their sales by 20% • Social Impact • %60 of the members have enhanced their leadership skills Improved • Better financial status and income.
    • Lessons learned • Topics of trainings for beneficiaries are built according to a needs assessment mapping BDC beneficiaries, through contracting experienced consultants. • More explosion to multimedia and social media means was conducted to grab the attention of beneficiaries. • More opportunities of the representation of BWF are given to all members and staff according to specialty, and not only exclusive for founding members.
    • Where to find us? Al-Fare’ Bldg, 2nd Fl. Al-Baluu’ – Palestine www.bwf.ps www.facebook.com/BusinessWomenForum