Women in Enterprise Workshops

women in enterprise

Recent research shows that the number of UK self-employed women stood at a massive 1.6 million.

Many of these entrepreneurs will be juggling the serious business of making their enterprise work alongside raising a family – sometimes single handedly –  so, it can take its toll on their mental health.

At Tree Shepherd we see this regularly and we have wanted to do something about it for some time.

We are proud to announce that thanks to a grant from the People’s Postcode Lottery we will shortly be launching our Women in Enterprise workshops. During the sessions we’ll not only be socializing, but we’ll also be building connections and networks, both of which are necessary to help female founders to support their overall well being and success.

This project is in response to beneficiaries’ requests for targeted life-coaching as they feel we understand the specific pressures on their mental well-being.

We hear from some of our community members of the isolation & financial insecurity caused by the pandemic and now the cost of living crisis and how this is severely impacting on their happiness and aspirations.

We are looking to enroll and support 40 predominantly black women who own and lead micro-businesses in the retail, service and charity or community sectors in our Peckham and Canada Water project area. We will also be inviting women who are currently unemployed and are in training with us on one of our employment courses.

Attendees will enjoy workshops and activities monthly to include regular mental health check-ups and our award-winning business coaching. We believe that in combination will ensure that they will regain the emotional resilience needed for the economic success that we know they can achieve.

We have years of experience in helping individuals and the feedback has always been that we have helped our clients to overcome whatever their obstacles. Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what one of our clients had to say about the emotional support we offered.

“I was struggling, feeling stressed & lonely having started a business. The emotional support Tree Shepherd provided is helping me feel so much lighter, less stressed and inspired to build her income & even employ others.”

If you feel that you could benefit from one of Tree Shepherd’s employment courses or would like to attend the Women in Enterprise workshops please contact us and one of the team will be happy to help get you registered.