The program "With faith in the future" (project "Mom-Entrepreneur")
President of the Amway Charity Foundation "Responsible for the Future"
In Russia, more than a million unemployed women 98% of women dream of starting their own business, but they face barriers: lack of start-up capital, lack of knowledge, not understanding how to combine motherhood and business, and others.
The "Entrepreneur Mom" project is a federal educational project for the development of small and medium-sized businesses in Russia.
Mission of the project
Formation of the necessary competencies and knowledge in women for organizing their own business, development of the social sphere, growth of the share of small business in the structure of GDP, reduction of the unemployment rate in Russia
Objective of the project
To use their potential for the development of the country's economy, motivate women and help remove blocking factors to create their own business.
The project was created for women who find it important to combine professional self-realization with taking care of the family. Women with minor children and women on maternity leave are invited to participate in the project.
Training in the project is carried out in the form of face-to-face training (intensive) on the basics of entrepreneurship and effective business management. It is conducted by experienced business trainers and representatives of regional small business support structures. Duration of training is 40 hours (5 days).
Business plan competition and grant support
An important part of the "Entrepreneur Mom" project is a competition of business plans prepared by the course participants as final works. The winner of the competition in each region, according to the terms of the project, receives a grant in the amount of 100,000 rubles for the implementation of her business idea or its equivalent - a package of business services to help a startup.
The authors of the projects that passed to the final defend their business plans before an independent expert jury consisting of representatives of the organizers, specialized and financial departments and structures, business associations and the media. In its assessment, the jury is guided by the criteria for the feasibility of the project, the validity of preliminary calculations of profit, the originality and social significance of the business idea. According to the terms of the grant, the business idea must be implemented within the next calendar year, and the grantor (Amway Charitable Foundation "Responsible for the Future") controls the targeted spending of funds.