first_imgIndian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) has planned a six-day Management Development Programme (MDP) on ‘Young Women Social Entrepreneurship Development Programme’ at IIMK campus in partnership with the British Council of India. This programme is specially designed for young women entrepreneurs. It will take place from May 4 to May 9.The programme was initiated by Mei-Kwei Barker, Director South India along with Saji Gopinath- Dean, Academics, IIMK. The programme will also witness personalities like Guru Gujaral and J Solomon of British Council Delhi and Chennai respectively. The programme will be coordinated by Sumit Mitra and Priya Nair Rajeev of IIMK. Diageo and British Council India together launched ‘Young Women Social Entrepreneurship Development’ with the objective of empowering young women and developing the spirit of Social Entrepreneurship across India. The programme will establish a strong commitment to empower women through social enterprise, opening opportunities in the social enterprise domain. This will promote skill development with an aim to develop creativity, innovation, employability and an entrepreneurial spirit in young people. The programme supports advanced social enterprise training to female master trainers. The goal in the first year was to train over 1,200 women entrepreneurs, which was achieved. The training sessions help to upgrade the skills and knowledge of the master trainers. The programme focusses on core entrepreneurial competencies such as generating ideas, assessing viability, launch pad networking, management tools, business plans and fund raising as well as topics such as e-marketing, sustainability and work life balanceThe programme is conducted with the support of over 14 local partners, which include management institutions, NGOs and social enterprises. advertisementlast_img