Turning access into ecosystems of impact
Access is core to a new partnership we have with Positive Planet, an organization that promotes inclusive, sustainable economic growth and employment around the world. The collaboration between our two organizations is providing minority entrepreneurs with access to the training, skill-building, and network to help talented entrepreneurs amplify their impact.
Together, we've published a new curriculum on Adapt and Rise, tailored to the needs of small-business owners. Entrepreneurs around the globe are using these training modules, which support Positive Planet's Accelerator Hub, a 10-week immersion program that among other things provides 26 minority women leaders with even deeper, more hands-on training. Each entrepreneur is handpicked based on the positive impact their business idea will have on society. The program teaches them how to grow their businesses, effectively sell their products or services, improve their social media presence, apply for business loans, and more.
And just as Genpact experts curate learning content on Adapt and Rise, 10 Genpact executives are serving as coaches, mentors, and speakers in the Accelerator Hub. They're lending their knowledge on topics such as HR, marketing and branding, legal and compliance, and finance to enable talented entrepreneurs to amplify their impact.
"Sometimes, when you start a business you just dive in," said Cathleen Trigg-Jones, founder of iWoman TV and an entrepreneur in the Accelerator Hub. "But this has really made me think about how to grow, about how to diversify, and how to take [my business] to the next level."