Surrey WISE – helping Surrey ladies achieve success though digital confidence and skills
THIS PROJECT IS NOW FINISHED. FUNDING IS COMPLETE
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL AND THE GOVERNMENT EQUALITIES OFFICE FOR THE INVESTMENT IN THIS FANTASTIC PROJECT
Thank you also to The Business Cafe for the Project and Community Management
Surrey WISE (Surrey Women in the Superfast Economy) is a project delivered through the The Women and Broadband Challenge Fund, funded by the Government Equalities Office. It is being delivered under the Project Lead of Penny Power OBE, Chair of Digital Business Britain and CEO of The Business Cafe
The Surrey WISE project focused in helping women across Surrey to start their own business or to get back into work by giving them increased confidence in the use of digital technology. To achieve this we recruited 10 Social Digital Experts and have garnered access to a resource of young people through The Digital Youth Academy and its local Partners, our mutual desire is that during and after the training, any lady on the program can have their own website, confidence in using the key Social Digital channels and the ability to build an online brand, reputation and network.
Eligible ladies for this funded program are currently not working but have the desire to either start their own business, return to full or part time work, or have a small business that is not leveraging the internet for growth.
Therefore the measure of our success and our sense of reward is by the number of new companies our students start, seeing ladies return to part or full time work and witnessing some ladies grow their existing businesses thanks to this new set of skills. This is a win-win.
Applications are now closed and the course is completed.
I hope we can assist you in seeing how digital can make a difference to your life
Penny Power OBE
This program is funded to support 100 ladies across Surrey through January and February 2015.
If you have any questions, or would like to get involved please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
We are driven to support women across Surrey and help develop our economy