The Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) and Shell Inc. launched “My First Start,” a global program for female investors from home and productive families. The program aims to train and develop the female investors from home through a strategic partnership between Riyadh Center for Small and Medium Businesses at the chamber and My First Start program of the global Shell.
Mansour bin Abdullah Al-Shathry, chairman of the board of trustees of the Riyadh Center for small and Medium Businesses, said that the program will hold 12 free training courses this year, targeting the training of more than 300 women.
The first of these courses was launched last week at the branch of Businesswomen Chamber in Riyadh through the workshop ‘bright Ideas.’
Al-Shathry stressed the importance of these training courses and said they aimed to raise the performance level of female investors from home and productive families, as well as to sensitize them to work in free trade as a functional option that contributes to the reduction of the rate of jobseekers by encouraging them to follow the principle of self-employment and the provision of information, and the definition of the necessary skills for them on how to create a business venture.
Nawwaf Al-Masra, director of social investment program My First Start at the Global Shell, confirmed that the My First Start program is considered as one of the training programs for the Global Shell to encourage female and male young people to start their own businesses, and it seeks to show the company’s commitment toward sustainable development in the Kingdom.
Khalaf Al-Shammari, member of RCCI, confirmed that signing this kind of agreements encourages investments initiatives in the Kingdom and increases the number of small and medium businesses among the young people.