Women Alliance Business Associations in Zimbabwe (WABAZ) has embarked on an empowered drive in Gweru training women on how to conduct their businesses.
The 2-day training workshop which was recently held at the Lions Den Club was attended by various women organizations which include Zimbabwe Women ‘s Bureau(ZWB), Business Women Forum (BWF), and Kent Women in Business Awards (KWIBA).
Speaking during the workshop WABAZ National Chairperson, Irene Mukarakati said the main objective was to capacitate women with business skills so that they can run businesses professionally and also access funding from financial institutions.
“The training was on entrepreneurship, bookkeeping, and accounting. Our members responded very well and it was an eye-opener as they also got a chance to learn how to draft their business plans,” said Mukarakati.
Similar trainings are going to be conducted in all the country’s provinces so that they reach more women across the country.
ZWB Chairperson for Gweru District, Chiedza Harunashe applauded WABAZ for the initiative which is critical for women in business.
“I have learned a lot through WABAZ. I did not know anything about record-keeping when conducting my chicken business. We should keep records so that we can measure our profits at the end of the year,” said Harunashe.
Meanwhile, DR Patience Siwadi from MSU encouraged women in business to be resilient when conducting their businesses.
“Resilience is developed over time it is better to build competence and maintain your business. Changes and differences come along the journey. Let’s plan, without a plan you are not going anywhere, “said Siwadi.