International Women's Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day – SME Response Clinic

Celebrating International Women’s Day – SME Response Clinic

Today is International Women’s Day – a time for celebrating women globally. At the SME Response Clinic, we would like to celebrate our women entrepreneurs this month by highlighting their contribution to Rwanda’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and, ultimately, the social and economic development of the country.

In March 2023, we will highlight insights from our engagement with women entrepreneurs, business coaches and key stakeholders in Rwanda’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. We will also highlight opportunities targeting women entrepreneurs in need of funding and business development support.

Meet three incredible women entrepreneurs as we celebrate women this March.

Last March, we featured three incredible young women entrepreneurs who shared their entrepreneurship journeys and insights on what it takes to be a successful woman entrepreneur. Check out what they had to say.

“Practical Solutions for Improving the Well-being of Women Entrepreneurs” – Webinar

In partnership with Geruka Healing Center, the SME Response Clinic hosted a live webinar to discuss “Practical solutions for improving the well-being of women entrepreneurs,” featuring women entrepreneurs and wellness experts. During the webinar, entrepreneurs shared how they handle wellness in their day-to-day lives and manage their multiple responsibilities. Check out their recommendations.

Leading women in Rwanda’s Banking Sector

According to the Global Gender Gap Index, Rwanda ranks 6th globally in closing the gender gap across four key dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment. In Rwanda, much is happening to close the gender gap in these areas, and we are focused on increasing women’s economic opportunity. The New Times Rwanda highlighted top women figures in Rwanda’s Banking Sector, with two of them leading the country’s biggest commercial banks. Having women in leadership, especially from financial institutions has proven to increase financial access for women in general.

Join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day this March 8.