Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs Europe

We are Women Migrentrepreneurs. Finding our place, making our mark.

Learning experience

This week marked the successful completion of two courses I recently participated in: the first was an academic year-long course on Portuguese at an intermediate level; the second an entrepreneurship course for immigrants.  Both included skills I had decided I needed to develop.  Both also involved a challenge in terms of language,  and in the end were immensely useful in helping me to articulate and express my ideas in Portuguese.  The training in entrepreneurship focused on basic business concepts, and also comprised a series of one-on-one consultancy sessions.  While I appreciated obtaining practical information, I would have enjoyed a more interactive, dynamic way of learning, more attention to cultural capital, as well as affirmation of the resources and capacities we as participants already brought to the table.   For me the best part of both courses was the opportunity to meet and connect with others who shared similar experiences, and the excited buzz created by a group of people from all over the world!

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* What are the tools you need to build your work where you are? What would equip you to achieve what you want?

* What would you expect from an introductory training course on entrepreneurship?

* What do you think are requirements in terms of knowledge specific to migrant (/inter-national/ foreign) entrepreneurs?

We would love to hear from you!

Ps Next week we’ll feature a new theme sure to be of interest: working (it) online!  Happy weekend! ~ d*

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