First Steps in Social Enterprise for BME Women 2017 Event Launch


First Steps In Social Enterprise for BME Women 2017 Launch Event.

30th March 2017, 12 to 4pm,  Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Road, London SW9 7PH

  • Are you a budding social entrepreneur background, or someone with a business idea for a social enterprise that will benefit both minorities and the wider community?
  • Do you free advice to help you get your venture off of the ground?

First Steps In Social Enterprise for BME Women launch event  is a FREE opportunity to meet successful social enterprises and sector specialists at a launch event for an exciting new programme for existing and aspiring female entrepreneurs.

Who is it for?

  • Women from minority/migrant backgrounds with a social enterprise idea.
  •  People with a social enterprise idea that is migrant/minority led or community  benefiting.
  •  * Migrants are defined as anyone born outside the UK who is now residing here.
  •  * Minority led refers to Black Minority Ethnic


This event is FREE

Register to attend the event

Booking is quick and easy.  Click here to book or visit our event page at

 What they say about First Steps

“Wonderful structure and very student-centric, Sam Obeng is a superb trainer
A First Steps Participant

“First Steps taught me what ‘fit for purpose’ really means”

Annetta Bennett, Impact Diversion

“The First Steps in Social Enterprise Programme gave HFT CIC the opportunity and privilege of learning with other Social Entrepreneurs. This paved the way for all students involved to share their ideas, learn new skills and strengths, and produce a business plan, by simply completing the assignments with the support of all involved. The First Steps in Social programme proved to be a great success for HFT CIC.”
Natasha Henry, Health First Training CIC

What to expect on the day?

This is an event launch packed with FREE taster session workshops to help you start and grow a successful social enterprise and provide an opportunity to hear about our FREE 12 week programme.

Workshop 1: Women as bold change makers: mind set and belief

The road to a successful social business begins with self-belief. Annetta Bennett explores how mindset helps aspiration become economic and social change, and celebrates the power of women. If I can, you can …!

Annetta Bennett, Founder, Impact Diversions.

Workshop 2: Managing, business, finance and family

A familiar challenge to any mothers in work; juggling the competing demands of work parenting and making it pay!

Webi Anyia, Operations Director, Olmec

Workshop 3. Planning for success

Many social enterprises fail in the first 3 years. Why is that? What challenges do they face and how can those reasons for failure can be learned from to plan for success?

Nick Howe, Regional Enterprise Manager, NatWest Business Banking

Workshop 4. What does a housing association look for in a tender?
Find out what it takes to win a contract with a housing association or similar organisation? What will the competition look like? What do I need to demonstrate competence? What reassurance will a housing association look for? What policies and procedures does my organisation need?

Makeda J Hewitt, Programme Delivery Manager (Employment and Volunteering) Neighbourhood Investment
Workshop 5: Turn contacts into contacts.
Do you want to develop your trading contacts? Do you want to meet other social entrepreneurs? Do you want to share your experiences?  Do you have something you want to tell the world?
Nathan Brown, Olmec
Work shop 6 Introduction to First Steps In Social Enterprise
A taster session on the key elements that need to be in place for a successful social enterprise and an opportunity hear about our 12 week programme. First Steps in Social Enterprise will help you systematically map the mission-critical areas of your business plan, engaging practical tools, legal and financial knowledge, and business theory to support your social enterprise
Sam Obeng-Doyki,  Senior Consultant, Olmec


First Steps in Social Enterprise is part of a partnership project delivered by Olmec and funded by Metropolitan and Big Give