Panama Vital Voices an NGO dedicated to promoting women's leadership in Panama country, celebrated the completion of the first 9-months mentoring program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy.
During the mentoring program the entrepreneurs shared their experience to help participants optimize their businesses in the hands of an entrepreneur with extensive experience (the mentor).
They met once a week and developed a comprehensive plan that included workshops to enhance their skills and abilities, as well as the review of all aspects of the business, which helped boost the company’s efectivenesss Vital Voices of Panama monitored and evaluated the process.
'' We are pleased to deliver to the business environment women ready and able to transfer their knowledge to other women, consolidating a network that increases the positive impact of the mentoring program, promoting the culture of entrepreneurship and providing value to the Panamanian society. ' says Gisela Porras, President of Vital Voices..
The closing ceremony of the program was attended by the U.S. ambassador in Panama, Jonathan Farrar and directors of Vital Voices of Panama.
The entrepreneurs are business owners from different industries and their products and services have been widely accepted in the Panamanian market:
• Sayira Castroverde - Natural Soy Tealight Candles
• Melissa De Leon - Panama Gourmet - Happy, healthy & 100 & gluten free foods
• Mariela French - Delicias Manina - Preparation of sweets, pies, and other goodiesl
Mirta Ayala - Nina's Bake