Continuing its efforts to enhance skills and capacities of women entrepreneurs, Walmart India has launched third edition of the Women Entrepreneurship Development Program (WEDP).
With 100 women-owned businesses (WOBs) participating in this edition of the training, the programme aims to develop entrepreneurship skills of women through intensive training.
These training modules will cover marketing, finance, business strategy, operations, legal and compliance, social networking, and others. The programme is implemented by WEConnect International.
During the programme, 100 WOBs will undergo capacity building training, mentoring and technical support customised to the needs of their businesses.Of the 100 participants, 40 will attend classroom sessions and 60 will participate in virtual sessions.
Walmart has opened WEDP to aspiring WOBs from the services sector for the first time since its launch in 2016.WOBs in both product manufacturing and services sectors with a presence in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi-NCR, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh are invited to apply.
Announcing the launch, Krish Iyer, president & CEO, Walmart India, said, “Walmart is deeply committed to women’s economic empowerment. WEDP is a flagship programme designed to help women entrepreneurs become more competitive, achieve higher levels of business growth and become resilient in today’s dynamic business environment.”
Over the years, this programme has played an important role in bringing diversity to the retail supply chain in India by creating a pipeline of women suppliers for the industry as well as for Walmart India, he added.