EQUALS Global Partnership: "Business & Leadership for Women in the Technology Sector" course

EQUALS Global Partnership: "Business & Leadership for Women in the Technology Sector" course

Course Description and Goal:
The EQUALS Leadership Coalition Capacity-Building Course on “Business and Leadership for Women in the Technology Sector” will develop the leadership, knowledge, and skills of women entrepreneurs and girls in the technology sector so that they can increase the competitiveness of their companies and motivate their own teams.

Course Objectives:
• Gain essential knowledge and skills to improve participants’ leadership
• Learn the fundamentals to effectively lead people and teams,
• Manage organizations as well as tools to analyse business situations and develop strategies
• Learn from experts in the field about making your business more competitive

Course Structure:
Participants will have access to a series of 10 webinars for this course on various topics related to “Business and Leadership for Women and Girls in Technology” via the WebEx platform. Each session will require successful completion of a key follow-up activity (quiz, written assignment, application to their own business) to be completed within 7 days of the live webinar session. All webinars will be recorded for access at a later time and posted as links on EQUALS partner websites. Those who complete all 10 webinars will receive a course certificate from the EQUALS partners.

Session Topics:
1. Women's Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship in a Digital World
2. Foundations of Leadership
3. Turning an Idea into a Tech Business
4. Strategic Management
5. Interpersonal Communication
6. Obtaining a Loan from a Commercial Bank and Maintaining finances
7. Creating Pitch Decks and Securing Impact Investment
8. Negotiating contracts
9. How to digitize your business and maximize user design/experience
10. Marketing and Communications Strategies

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