Women’s Cottage Industries Program, a community-based economic development program, includes a structured technical assistance and educational component for women artisans called Women Entrepreneurs (WE)™ Learn.
Our mentoring and technical assistance work through the WE Learn ™ program has become an important element in the Foundation’s activities. We meet with our grantees in order to support their progress as individual artisans and as members of a cooperative. This support ranges from professional consultations on product development, merchandising, discovering new venues, and maintaining a budget, to making improvements to their showrooms.We listen to our grantees and their challenges, successes, and needs as they develop and grow their cottage industries at the grassroots level.
WE Learn™ helps women entrepreneurs develop home-based businesses, build and strengthen their organizational structures, and bring forth their inherent creativity and leadership.