Baurs facilitates visit of Swiss experts to support SL efforts towards organic farming – The Island, Sri Lanka’s leading women’s magazine, in print since 1998 and fully online since 2013, has announced a global partnership with one of India’s fastest growing female entrepreneurship ecosystems, Catalyst for Women Entrepreneurship (CWE ).

The partnership will open doors for Sri Lankan women-owned businesses in regional markets while enabling women entrepreneurs from India and Sri Lanka to network and collaborate on projects of mutual benefit.

Catalyst for Women Entrepreneurship (CWE) is a comprehensive ecosystem that empowers women entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. CWE offers a development platform that provides access to finance, markets, business networks, business skills, technology, information and industry mentors. They also provide vetted professional service providers to women entrepreneurs.

Commenting on the partnership, Nayomini R Weerasooriya, Founder/Editor of and Mentor – Women’s Empowerment, says it will provide greater opportunities for Sri Lankan female entrepreneurs, especially those with specialist skills and innovative products. “There are great innovations launched by women entrepreneurs. We are certain that this partnership would help them conquer new markets.

Sucharita Eashwar, Founder of CWE India, Ambassador of 50InTech, Co-Chair of the B20 Women’s Council G20 Summit, Advisor and Mentor for Women Entrepreneurs, said the partnership will bring cooperation between women-owned businesses from both countries and the region to great heights. “Women entrepreneurs will be able to enter new markets, find new opportunities and engage with other women entrepreneurs globally through this partnership,” she added.

There will be joint initiatives that will provide specialized entrepreneurial knowledge sharing and business know-how for women entrepreneurs. Visits by delegations to shared business opportunities for women entrepreneurs from both countries will also be included. Training and empowerment initiatives that would enhance the scope of business potential for women-owned businesses will also take place under the agreement.

Nayomini says has always encouraged an active dialogue with women entrepreneurs, especially as they struggle to recover from the complications of Covid-19; this includes, an e-commerce platform developed exclusively for women-owned businesses, The SHE Initiative which helps network women entrepreneurs, the Satynmag Small Business Support and Expert Advice series which provides knowledge and expertise in business creation, marketing and finance for women entrepreneurs who do not have access to specialized knowledge in business creation. Satynmag also launched the Satynmag Beauty Awards for women-owned beauty businesses, recognizing many innovative beauty products introduced by female entrepreneurs.

Offering mentorship and knowledge sharing guidance to our female entrepreneurs, fostering a spirit of strength and courage for them to overcome challenges and grow, is also part of Satynmag’c female entrepreneur outreach.

“ and CWE will work together to enable women entrepreneurs in India and Sri Lanka to take advantage of new opportunities and see new areas of growth through this partnership.” Sucharita says in conclusion.

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