KAWBO Impact

KAWBO Impact

KAWBO played an instrumental role in planning and executing activities to mark 2010’s Month Of the Woman Entrepreneur (MOWE). Learn More

Case Studies

Case Studies

As part of its activities under the Vital Voices grant, KAWBO with the help of an Advocacy Peace Fellow from Vital Voices conducted a Baseline Survey in July/August 2010. Learn More

Our Social Media

Our Social Media

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Members Area

Members Area

Many Kenyan women business owners have seen the value in being a KAWBO member. This value may be measured in networking, mentorship, advocacy and opportunities for business development. Learn More

ABWN

ABWN

The Africa Businesswomen’s Network (ABWN) was formed in 2008 as a partnership among local businesswomen’s organizations throughout Africa, Vital Voices Global Partnership, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, and our lead sponsor, the ExxonMobil Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative. Learn More

IMARISHA BIASHARA CAMPAIGN

Imarisha-LOGO (2)  Imarisha Biashara: Women, Business and Government’ campaign is an initiative of Kenya Association of Women Business Owners (KAWBO) aimed at promoting access for women entrepreneurs to government contracts. This campaign was born out of KAWBO’s mandate to increase market access for women entrepreneurs. Read   more: http://kawbo.or.ke/programs/imarisha-biashara-campaign    

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

IMARISHA BIASHARA: BIDDER TRAINING

“Promoting Equal Access For Women Owned Enterprise, In Public Procurement in Kenya”

15 - 16  May, 2014

  Are you a woman entrepreneur? Are you aware that the government has set aside over 200 billion Kenya shillings worth of contracts this financial year for women, youth and persons with disabilities? Do you have what it takes to competitively bid for these contracts and substantially increase your revenue?

The Kenya Association of Women Business Owners (KAWBO) invites you to a bidder training to enhance your knowledge on government contracting. Apply today for the opportunity to grow your enterprise.  

Objective: To develop a pipeline of skilled women entrepreneurs ready to do business with government. The training will cover:

  • Requirements For Doing Business With Government
  • Procurement Opportunities at both County and National Government
  • Understanding Tender Documents
  • Financing The Tender
  • Legal Framework Governing Public Procurement
  • Ethics And Integrity Issues In Public Procurement
  • Understanding The Public Procurement Complaints Mechanism

Who should attend? The training targets women who own legally registered businesses in Kenya, and have been in existence for at least one year.   To Apply: Click here or email us at training@kawbo.or.ke  on or before Thursday 8 May, 2014      

NEWS!

Apply for the 2014-15 Vital Voices GROW Fellowship Programme! Vital Voices(VV) Global Partnership has launched the VV GROW Fellowship Programmea one-year competitive programme to support growth-oriented women business owners to take their businesses and leadership to the next level. The programme supports women-owned enterprises to set and achieve business growth goals with a unique blend of online learning, in-person training, and tailored support services.   Vital Voices is seeking  applications from women business owners from Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa, who:

  • Own a businesses that has been in operation for at least 3 years,
  • Employ at least 3 staff (including temporary and/or seasonal workers), and
  • Generate at least USD $40,000 in annual sales

  Vital Voices GROW Fellows will gain knowledge and skills in the following topics: o    Business Planning: Guides fellows in validating their business growth goals and developing a plan to achieve those goals. By the end of the workshop, participants will have an actionable 3-5 year plan for business growth. o    Leadership Training: Utilizes the Vital Voices Leadership Model to instill methods of building leadership skills to positively impact their business, employees and wider community. o    Executive Financial Management: Equips fellows with the skills and knowledge to analyze, manage, and supervise the finances of their business. o    Networking for Business Professionals: Guides fellows to create their personal brand and “elevator pitch” to promote their business and successfully utilize new connections. o    Understanding Your Market: Guides fellows in identifying key market opportunities such as expanding existing markets and accessing new ones.   The one-year programme timeline consists of 4 components:

  1. A business needs assessment
  2. Online preparatory sessions with Harvard Manage Mentor and Vital Voices advisors before the training, that guide fellows in drafting a business plan that they will refine throughout the training
  3. An in-person regional training
  4. An opportunity to access follow-on services such as technical advising, webinars featuring technical experts, business to business opportunities, mentors, and small grants

Implemented at the regional level, the programme is localized to ensure that it is applicable to women business owners and the business environments in which they operate. Applicants can APPLY online at http://bit.ly/1ffl7UQ.  Upon receipt of the application, the applicant will receive a confirmation email from Vital Voices. Applications are due by Saturday, March 15, 2014. Late applications will be NOT be considered.   For more information, please email: VVGROWAfrica@vitalnetwork.org or  go here