Produced by Xinhua Global Service
Functioning as a professional social network, the digital platform will unite women leaders from Georgia and the whole region of Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus and provide them with tools for networking, exchanging experiences, and international business expansion.
Tbilisi, 27 April, 2023 - Visa announced the launch of the She’s Next digital community platform for female entrepreneurs from Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus created in partnership with Emerging Europe, a prominent growth hub with thorough expertise in the region. The website launch was announced in Georgia and in this regard, Visa organized an informal meeting with Georgian women entrepreneurs and Visa partners.
At the meeting Visa team in Georgia introduced the opportunities and characteristics of the platform as it is intended to connect businesswomen from various countries and facilitate networking, exchanging experiences, and international business expansion.
“The She’s Next Empowered by Visa initiative is not only about empowerment but about creating a community of motivated and aspiring women,” commented Diana Kiguradze, Visa Regional Manager for the Caucasus. “Hosting events dedicated to female entrepreneurship, we noticed an interesting detail: She’s Next alumni from different countries tended to connect based on shared interests and values. The latest She’s Next research results in Georgia revealed that 82% of Georgian SMBs are eager to join the international community of entrepreneurs. So, we created it for them to share best practices, learn from each other, and grow as leaders. I believe the She’s Next digital community platform will be a real game-changer for all businesswomen from Georgia and the whole region.”
The digital platform includes all functions of a professional social network—a newsfeed, interest groups, and tools for posting and messaging—and will allow female leaders and entrepreneurs to communicate, search for business contacts, suppliers, or investors, and develop their personal brand. All potential platform users will undergo a verification process upon signing up to prevent fraud and ensure they are real persons and reliable partners for cooperation.
The She’s Next digital community platform is open to everyone interested in entrepreneurship, from those with a business idea but no existing business to startup owners and women with well-established enterprises. To learn more and join, please visit https://shesnext.emergingeurope.org/.
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