FWEME Celebrates the Top 5 finalists and the start of Phase 3!
Phase 1 started us off with 47 women who participated in an intensive 4-day Business Training and based on that, we selected 10 women to move into Phase 2, which involved one-on-one coaching/training with our Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture; Zahle (CCIAZ) team and the production of SMART Business Plans for each of the women.
Now we are so pleased to announce the 5 women who will move into Phase 3 of the project which will include ongoing trainings in Business, English language and Computer courses as well as participate in an incubation period with assistance on access to finance and networks, to further grow their business ideas and skills!
The selected women are:
- Mrs. Roula Khoury: “Go Green Go – Live the ultimate warm eco experience!”
Roula will expand her business by launching an environmentally friendly log, which will replace the traditional wood log by transforming houses into warm and happy homes using practical, effective eco friendly heating.
- Ms. Roula el Mais: “Atmosphere.... Art & Design School & Gallery… Put Art in your Sphere!”
Roula is a practiced artist and currently has a small studio space and gallery that she would like to expand into an Art and Design School to service artists locally in the Bekaa.
Through Atmosphere, Roula wants also to create a space for talented people to connect with potential art lovers companies and individuals, affording young artists a chance to display and sell their work!
- Ms. Helene Mallo: “Helene d’Av.... l’espace beaute complet! Beauty... from the inside out!”
Helene is a charming, fresh, classy committed lady with positive energy shining from her inside out. Helene is a beauty specialist well known in the region for her quality work, her honesty and her distinguished simple personal approach to beauty. Helene is ready now to expand her existing beauty center into a more holistic women’s wellness center: the only one of it’s kind in the Bekaa!
- Mrs. Tilda Moutran: “TILES & CO.... when a tile says it all!”
Tilda is a serious, passionate, talented, dedicated & committed entrepreneur. Despite somewhat difficult family circumstances, she created a very small cement tile fabric and that she could manage and make profitable for herself and her two children. She is now ready to take her business to the next level!
- Ms. Rima Sawaya: RIYA ... Rima Sawaya’s spirit in landscaping & interior!
Rima is a skilled and talented young lady, passionate about embellishing all living areas –starting by the public spaces in Zahle. She is specializing in interior design and landscaping and her projects address all the same issue: embellishing ecologically starting from the concept up!
We wish them all the best of luck in this next phase and Congratulations!