We provide all women with an unique platform that allows women to network, share ideas, learn something new, market/sell your products and many more things.

OUR PROJECTS

Live Your Dream 2018

Women Entrepreneurship Centre (WEC) is proud to announce the second series of FREE workshop for 2018 supported by TTCF and The Office of Ethnic Communities.We will be conducting series of workshops in Auckland communities entitled "Live your dream".Our objective is to support, elevate and inspire women to create their own businesses that work around their family life.

Many mums who want work-family balance are considering starting their own business. But for some, it is not easy to get it all together. They need to create freedom, flexibility, family time, success and the money for themselves and their families.

Next “Live your dream” workshop is on Feb 24h 2018 Saturday from 10-1pm. Workshops are held in Wesley Community Centre, 740 Sandringham Road Extension, Mt. Roskill.If you have any questions or need any additional information please feel free to contact us by email at info@wencentre.org.nz

To REGISTER please send the following details to info@wencentre.org.nz
Full name/Contact no/Email

MOM DAD AND me 2018

“Mom Dad and Me” is a program providing creative art workshops that improve the creative thinking of young kids. The program is designed to develop fine motor skills as well as creativity while giving your kids the freedom to explore a variety of art materials. Throughout the program little artists will gain confidence and improve hand-eye coordination and small motor skills with the bonus of cool projects to take home, not to mention, having this special time with Mom or Dad.

We conduct workshop for women entrepreneurs titled “Live your dream”. While conducting these workshops we noticed that they need to have some fun time with their kids too.Many working mums and mumpreneurs need to create freedom, flexibility, family time, and success for themselves and their families. It also encourage parents to develop self-awareness and inspire their creative potential.
The program includes hands-on-activities on how to use art materials in a creative and fun way while having a special time with mum or dad.

To REGISTER please send the following details to info@wencentre.org.nz
Full name/Contact no/Email/Childs name and age

$20 Challenge

$20 Challenge is an immersion program for youth to use their creative and practical skills in developing an entrepreneurial mind-set. Participants are provided with $20 of start-up capital to create, launch and operate their venture over the course of the program.

The main objective of the 20$ challenge is to help youth discover, develop, and express (discovery of the product they can develop, then develop the product and its marketing strategy, then finally express the talent in front of everyone) their unique creativity. The program creates a space for youth to help them understand how they can use their creativity in developing a product, plan resources with a limited budget, and prepare a viable market and sales plan. The program also offers a platform to the participants to showcase and sell their products.

The program is a mix of 4 stage plan with the main aim of discover, develop and express.

To REGISTER please send the following details to info@wencentre.org.nz
Full name/Age/Contact no/Email

Co-inspire pre survey 2018

We are a group of women committed to help other women grow. The objective of this survey is to find out if women need opportunities to start a business, network with like-minded people and grow at grass root level.
Please take the survey titled "Co-inspire pre survey". Your feedback is important!
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Live Your Dream 2017

Live Your Dream is a program to inspire and build self-confidence and educate to recognize opportunities and adopt with the changing markets. The program encourages people to develop self-awareness and inspire their creative potential with a specific focus on their contribution to a more diverse New Zealand workforce and society. We will be conducting series of workshops in Auckland communities on building creative confidence, skill assessing and creating entrepreneurial awareness.

Community Connect Youth 2017

The main objective of Community Connect is helping youth to discover, express and develop their unique creativity. It includes goal setting, action plans and reflection statements. It creates space for youth to engage in own career development process, awareness of future employment, careers and entrepreneur options. The program is a mix of three meetups / workshops with the main aim of discover, express and develop. All meets ups are interactive with hands on activities.

Diversity Job Fair 2016

We aim to address the diversity of the women entrepreneurs and an attempt to provide a better understanding of the phenomenon by building confidence, identifying the strengths, providing support for their entrepreneur journey and providing a platform to showcase their ideas such as community fair or exhibition by the end of the project. The aim is to build courage and passion to be different in building entrepreneurial leadership. In collaboration between Migrant Action Trust and AUT.

STORIES

A few testimonials, inspiring stories and business ideas of some amazing women who attended Live your dream 2017

"Empowering Aspiring Entrepreneurs | Supporting: Developing: Connecting."

WHAT WE DO

Creative confidence program

Creative confidence program is designed to encourage people to develop self-awareness and inspire their creative potential with a specific focus on their contribution to a more diverse and innovative New Zealand workforce and society. The program includes hands-on activities to know themselves better, to identify opportunities, and to put in action new tools and techniques for creative thinking, collaboration, leadership, and entrepreneurial logic

Community mentoring

Service for potential entrepreneur aspiring to start her own business enterprise. It helps the prospective entrepreneurs to introspect their strengths and weaknesses, encourages people to develop skills.

Entrepreneur awareness program

Entrepreneur awareness program supports people to formulate entrepreneurial thinking. Participants are motivated for starting their own enterprise and briefed on the opportunities available for such enterprises, keeping in mind the resources and technical feasibility. It’s beneficial for job seekers or who are considering entrepreneurial activities and wish to strengthen their professional network, are looking for talent, partners, or investors.

Business incubation

It is a unique and highly flexible combination of business development processes, infrastructure and people designed to nurture new and small businesses by helping them to survive.

Entrepreneur development program

Entrepreneurship Development Program is a programme meant to develop entrepreneurial abilities among the people. The program covers refining of ideas, assessing the added value of the concept, development, and polishing of entrepreneurial skills into a person needed to establish and successfully run his / her enterprise. It involves equipping participants with the required skills and knowledge needed for starting, funding and resourcing the start-ups.

Contemporary Marketing

The objective of this service is to equip the budding entrepreneurs with all the various contemporary tools of funding and marketing such as crowdsourcing, virtual world, social media etc.

OUR TEAM

Dr SANGEETA KARMOKAR

Chief Executive Officer/Founder

Sangeeta has been integral part of education, research and community engagement. Her practice-based research interest lies at the intersection of the entrepreneurship and design discipline with a special interest in social and women entrepreneurship. Sangeeta’s expertise involves design thinking, digital innovation, entrepreneurial strategy, women entrepreneurship and working with community.

PABLO DUNOVITS

Chief Digital Officer/Trustee.

Pablo is specialized in advanced Human Centered design principles, both design and implementation as well as digital disruption and innovation. Rich experience real innovation across a variety of projects, nothing excites me more than successful delivery and making an impact that matters. He is a senior creative and experience design professional with more than 17 years’ experience in all aspects of digital solutions (B2C and B2B) and visual thinking.

ANKITA DEY

Trustee

Ankita is a Business Development Manager by profession with an experience of over 3 years in this field. Being a big admirer of self-grown businesses, she is also actively involved as president Asia-Pacific in a startup called 'Innovitas'.A travel enthusiast by nature, she has traveled across 16 countries and has a lot of travel stories to share.

AYAN SAID

Trustee

Ayan is a Public health professional who has been working in health promotion and education for over 10 years. Working to make a positive difference in the lives of refugee and migrant people. Her areas of interests include mental health & coping method of Refugee population, nutrition and healthy lifestyle, disability and sexual and reproductive health. She has a growing passion for digital technology and the link to health and community development.

ALBERT RUBAN

Secretary/Trustee

Albert Ruban is a graduated physiotherapist and psychologist from India. He has been involved in community in various roles such as Senior Rehab Coordinator, Teacher Aide, community support worker, Therapeutic massage practioner for several years. Albert has been involved in the Srilankan Tamil Community and works along with people. He teaches dance, language and culture to New Zealand born Tamil children and makes short movies based on social awareness.

LAAVANYA DINESH

Poject Coordinator

Laavanya has been a part of wen Centre from the start. Laavanya moved to New Zealand after completing her bachelors in IT and Masters in business administration. She completed her post graduate at AUT. Her passion for digital technology and administration drew her to project coordination and her strong thoughts on how every women should grow in confidence and become the person they truly desire drew her to Women Entrepreneurship Centre.

OUR FUNDERS

We could not have achieved all of this without our funders and supporters. A big thank you from us

CONTACT US

Feel free to contact us for any donation, volunteering, participating in the workshop, guest speaking or want to know more about our centre and activities

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