Program for Women Entrepreneurs launched today



In this May 6, 2018 photo, a local female entrepreneur assists customers at the Festival of Fabulous Food and Finds in the lobby of the National Academy of the Performing Arts in Port of Spain.

A TOTAL of 150 Caribbean women will have the opportunity to be part of Republic Bank’s very first Entrepreneur Business Builder program launched on Monday.

Republic Bank said in a statement that it had partnered with BPD Associates to launch the program, aimed specifically at helping established women entrepreneurs build tech, sustainable and profitable businesses.

The initiative will facilitate entrepreneurs from Anguilla, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Martin, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname.

The statement said investing in the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), especially women-owned enterprises, ensures that the region continues on a path of sustainable development.

“This group-wide initiative also aligns with our commitments to the United Nations Principles for a Responsible Banking. By training our women entrepreneurs to create pathways for technological advancement and innovation in their business practices and ensuring that these practices are environmentally friendly and sustainable, we are ensuring that the future of our Caribbean is in between. in good hands, ”Republic Bank Executive Director Derwin Howell said. .

Those interested can get more information on the bank’s website or apply online at

The deadline to apply is September 9, 2021.

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