In an effort to strengthen gender equality and encourage entrepreneurship among Belizean women, BELTRAIDE through its Small Business Development Centre (SBDCBelize), in collaboration with the Regional Centre for the promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises (CENPROMYPE), held a one-day workshop on Entrepreneurship and Gender on Friday, 21st October 2016  at the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel.

The objective of this workshop was to train the personnel of national institutions who focus on the development of entrepreneurship in women, and to promote their participation in the national entrepreneurship ecosystem. In addition, this workshop aimed to equip participants with techniques and tools that can facilitate the sensitization of gender and entrepreneurship in technical areas of those respective institutions.

Participants were drawn from the public and private sectors as well as non-governmental organizations who are at the technical level and are decision makers of the national institutions that provide assistance to woman in Belize.

The main topic for the workshop is Entrepreneurship and Gender. The workshop was conducted by Eliza Zackzkowska, an entrepreneur, consultant and university professor specialized in the development of new entrepreneurship in the Central America.

She has been contributing with her knowledge and experience to design and implement strategic programs to support the economic independence and the participation of women in entrepreneurship at national and international level.