Support still available to start your social enterprise

Joward
Posted November 18, 2021 from United Kingdom
Starburst Programme for Women in Social Enterprise
Starburst Programme for Women in Social Enterprise (1/1)

Hello

My name is Jo Ward and I founded Collective Change to help women to achieve empowerment and financial independence through the establishment of their own social enterprise.  The Starburst Programme supports people with ideas that will contribute to the UN Development Goals.

I have 30 years of working within and with social enterprises and I know the positive difference it can make to peoples lives. This is why I set up Collective Change and I will be running a series of Free Virtual Workshops to support women who are considering their options.  

 Today we had an introductory session where we heard from Kelechi, founder of St Abigail's School in Lagos, Nigeria. Future sessions will take place at 10-11:30 GMT on these dates and focus on the following topics.

25th November 2021 - How to Deliver Social Impact through your Enterprise

2nd December 2021 - Gain Personal Clarity and  Overcome Barriers

6th January 2022 - Gain  Business Clarity and more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals

20th January 2022 - Social Value and How to Measure it

3rd February 2022 - how to Build Capacity Without Money

If this is of interest here's more information and a registration form:  https://mynetworkforwomen.co.uk/event/starburst-workshops-for-social-ent...

The Zoom link will be emailed to the email address you provide and it will be from My Network for Women.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions via the World Pulse messaging system

Best wishes

Jo Ward

Founder

Collective Change

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Jill Langhus
Nov 18
Nov 18

Hi Jo,

How are you doing? How many attendees do you have so far? Looking forward to hearing how it goes.

Joward
Nov 18
Nov 18

Hi Jill
We had 19 registrations but only 5 made it on the Zoom. We have sent out new email invitations today for those registered for the next session so we'll see if there's more take up. I will record the sessions and send them to all attendees and those that may not have been able to make it. Fingers crossed!!

Jill Langhus
Nov 19
Nov 19

Hi Jo,

Oh, that's sad about people not showing up:-( I thought you had a lot of interest. How do you feel about it? Is it a good starting point for you?

Joward
Nov 19
Nov 19

Hi Jill,
I felt a little deflated but then I thought, not everyone can show at the same time, some prefer individual sessions and people have busy lives. Sometimes getting people together at the same time doesn't just doesn't work out. It is a good starting point though and I'm open to seeing how we go next week. I can always offer some one-to-ones with people to see how I can help them as I'm still committed to doing this one way or another : ) Thanks so much for your support Jill, I really appreciate it.

Jill Langhus
Nov 20
Nov 20

That's right, and we all have to start somewhere. I'm feeling a little deflated right now, too, but there will always be ups and downs, lessons to be learned. I think you've probably seen the jagged upward, success arrow before? I have to keep reminding myself of that.

That's sounds great. Let me know if you need more help spreading the work, or if you're interested in one-on-one work, we could possibly chat about doing those for the Liluye workshops, if you're interested. The women receive agency training but they could probably use one-on-one help, too, in the future.

Have a good one, and please keep me posted on how next week goes. XX

Joward
Nov 22
Nov 22

I will keep you posted Jill and thank you. Happy to chat about providing some one-to-ones for Liluye. Perhaps have a Zoom during January? xxx

Jill Langhus
Nov 22
Nov 22

Great. You're welcome:-)

Yes, that sounds fine, if that's your earliest availability. Just message me on LinkedIn, when you're ready.

Thanks! Hope you have a great week!

Elizabeth Francis
Nov 21
Nov 21

Hi Jo, I commend you on this iniatative, I'm excitedly looking forward to the sessions and gaining insight and empowerment to Impact.
Blessings my sister, together we rise

Joward
Nov 22
Nov 22

Wonderful Elizabeth, I will look forward to meeting you On Thursday!

Beth Lacey
Nov 23
Nov 23

This is great. I wish you much success

Joward
Nov 24
Nov 24

Thanks so much Beth.

rebecca.tang
Nov 23
Nov 23

Thank you for sharing. Your work is very meaningful and inspiring. It can help a lot of people financially and achieve their own dreams. It can help people to improve their lives too.
Please continues the great work on!
May Almighty God bless you and everyone is inspired by your programs!

Joward
Nov 24
Nov 24

Thanks so much Rebecca.