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Posted On: 22 May 2023 02:53 pm
Updated On: 22 May 2023 03:27 pm

'She's Next' program launched by Visa to support women-owned businesses in Qatar

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Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, announced the launch of its global She’s Next initiative for the first time in Qatar to empower local women entrepreneurs. She’s Next, empowered by Visa, is a global advocacy program that aims to support women-owned small businesses through funding, training and mentorship. From 22 May 2023 and until 23 June 2023, women entrepreneurs from all industries and sectors in Qatar can apply to She's Next. One winner will receive a grant of USD 50,000, a tailored training program, and access to She’s Next Club resources such as a workshop library and community of entrepreneurs.

Shashank Singh, Visa’s General Manager for Kuwait and Qatar, said:

“As Qatar's digital economy experiences a boom following one of the biggest sporting events, we are thrilled to launch our global She's Next initiative for the first time in Qatar to support local women-owned businesses.”

She's Next is part of Visa’s efforts to support digitalization of women-owned businesses and features the launch of Visa’s first Women SMB Digitalization Index which measures digital maturity using 5 key indicators: online presence, digital payments acceptance, payment security awareness, customer engagement, and customer retention. For Qatar, the index reveals women-owned businesses scored highest in online presence, customer retention and digital marketing.

How to apply for 'She's Next' program

  • To learn more & apply for the program, visit: Visa She's Next Grant Program
  • Applicants must submit a short application form with details about their business and digital presence.

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