Tunisian TechWomen Alumnae Reunite at WES Training

Photo Courtesy of WES

Photo Courtesy of WES

“It was amazing,” posted a 2012 TechWomen Emerging Leader on a photograph of her on Facebook where she was reflecting on the ideas shared by other participants at the six-day Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) Training of Trainers (TOT) in Tunisia.

The 2012 Tunisian TechWomen alumnae participated in a training that started with a three-day Innovative Leadership TOT led by Barbara Fittipaldi from Center for New Futures. Participants gained skills to support women in their communities and develop as leaders, entrepreneurs, and managers in a climate of rapid change. On day four, trainer Beth Kanter and co-trainer Stephanie Rudat facilitated a workshop, Becoming a Networked NGO: Using Social Media Effectively, which exposed participants to concepts around transparency, openness and what it means to be a networked NGO.

WES is an entrepreneurship and business capacity building program developed in response to the U.S. State Department’s Office of Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)’s Tunisia: Supporting a Democratic Transition Annual Program Statement. The program provides training on business sustainability for women’s organizations and entrepreneurship for individual women in Tunisia.

The Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) program undertakes a two-pronged approach and provides targeted training in the areas of leadership, entrepreneurship, and social media to both local Tunisian organizations that operate WES centers and individual Tunisian women entrepreneurs who launch, build and grow their businesses.

2012 TechWomen Emerging Leaders from Tunisia

2012 TechWomen Emerging Leaders from Tunisia

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2 thoughts on “Tunisian TechWomen Alumnae Reunite at WES Training

  1. Thanks for your suggestion! Unfortunately, as not all of alumni have blogs, it may be difficult to have an effective blogroll of alumni. However, if you are interested in what the TechWomen are up to these days, and how they felt about their experience with our program, we encourage you to check out the many feature stories on our website at http://www.techwomen.org!

  2. Can we have an alumni blogroll? Will be good to read from the alumni themselves about what they have been up to.. An Alumni op ed on this blog may also be nice

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