THE FIRST ‘NATIONAL WOMENENTREPRENEURIAL CHALLENGE CONFERENCE’ NWECC GHANA 2013
INTRODUCTION• Amongst the myriad of challenges that the women gender face is the entrepreneurial challenge. Sometimes the most badly hit are the married women with families, who have the herculean task of balancing their entrepreneurial activities with keeping the home and their husbands happy.• This balancing act becomes an uphill task due to the already existing problems associated with entrepreneurship such as:
• Access to start-up or expansion or pre-finance funds• Quality control• Turnaround time/Time Management• Human resource issues• Effective Marketing in the midst of keen competition.• Self Development• Health and Beauty issues
• ……It is in a bid to help women mitigate against the effects of these challenges that FC Group of Companies presents for the first time ever and subsequently, annually, the NATIONAL WOMEN ENTREPRENEURIAL CHALLENGE CONFERENCE, NWECC GHANA 2013.• THEME: ‘The Total Woman’s Challenge’
OBJECTIVES• Foster Unity among women entrepreneurs in Ghana• Equip women entrepreneurs with the tools for a successful balancing act between the Company, Family, and Society• Empower the women with the necessary tools/techniques for business success• Inform women of the latest trends in business as pertaining to their industries• Identify women who have excelled in the past and are still excelling, and award them to encourage the striving and aspiring women entrepreneurs.• To give women entrepreneurs a unique experience of blissful harmony, body soul and spirit, which will enhance look, confidence, and productivity.
CONFERENCE DETAILS• NWECC 2013 has been slated for the 30th January- 1st February, 2013 at the Holy Trinity Health and SPA, Sogakope. The curtain raiser theme is: “THE TOTAL WOMAN’S CHALLENGE” And the focus will be on Health, Beauty, and Business. By the end of the conference, every woman participant would have been fortified with balancing techniques for business and home, health, beauty and business, as well as new ways of doing business for maximum results. Topics under the various segments will be treated by seasoned players in the industries. (Both men and women).
EXHIBITION• There is going to be exhibition from the beginning of the conference to the end. Exhibitors will have the opportunity for PRODUCT DEMONSTRATION during the conference at the end of each day’s discussions. Exhibition is open to all companies and participants and will attract a token fee. However, all sponsors and resource persons are free to exhibit as part of their sponsorship packages. Please find attached a draft program for the conference.
MEDIA ASSOCIATION• The Conference will be publicized through:• Print Media• Radio Mentions• Banners at Strategic locations• Social Media Networks
PARTICIPATION• Participation in this conference is open to:• Corporate Women Entrepreneurs• Vocations’ Association members• Non-Corporate Business Women…Registration forms will be made available to each intended participant, who will pay a token at the submission of the form.
BUDGET• Our budget as organizers is about GHc150,000 and this is geared towards the following:• Media representation• Production (Photography and video)• Subsidy for each participant so that the fee will be very affordable.• Secretariat wages• Administrative expenses/Cost of Marketing