Procter & Gamble recently announced plans to expand a program that currently supports female entrepreneurs. The initiative currently helps to advise women on the best ways to successfully grow and maintain their small businesses in addition to networking opportunities. The program will be exported to seven countries worldwide including China, India, United Kingdom, Turkey, Nigeria, South African, and Mexico.
The initiative fits in with the company’s overall sourcing goals specifically in India. “Procter & Gamble recently partnered with WEConnect International to hold a four-week program in India that included 20 women entrepreneurs.”
In the past, “P&G pledged to source millions of dollars’ worth of goods or services from women-owned businesses in India over the next three years, and one-quarter of the participants in the Women Business Empowerment Program reportedly secured opportunities.”