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Road to Growth Guyana – Blended learning course
Brought to you by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Road to Growth is designed to build the business skills and financial literacy of women entrepreneurs.

About the Road to Growth blended* learning course

In 2021, the online course will be available to 25 women in Guyana.
The training course uses a custom-built ‘Road to Growth’ curriculum, which is structured around seven key themes:
  • Connections: Developing a vision for your business and identifying steps to achieve it.
  • Context: Knowing your market, understanding business positioning.
  • Communication: Using digital marketing and e-commerce for business.
  • Capacity: Analysing financial statements and improving profitability.
  • Capital: Developing a financing strategy that supports the growth plan for your business.
  • Character: Managing financial relationships, knowing your rights and responsibilities.
  • Confidence: Building the confidence to apply for financing.

*Face to face training elements will take place only if Covid-19 restrictions allow.

The Road to Growth programme requires a commitment of 8-10 hours per week and mainly occurs online.  COVID protocols permitting, face-to-face classes may take place during weeks 1 and 7 in an easy-to-access location in Georgetown.

This programme is most appropriate for women whose businesses are at the development and growth stage. The programme is not suitable for women running businesses at the start-up stage.

Road to Growth’s unique curriculum


Is tailored to meet the business development and financial literacy needs of women owners of small businesses.

Equips women entrepreneurs with knowledge and skills to access capital and provides connections to financial institutions and peer entrepreneurs.

Offers a step-by-step “learning journey” towards increased confidence and capacities to succeed in business.


“I had an amazing learning experience, particularly learning to put together financial statements for my business, making a sales forecast and the cash flow projection.”


“This training has been really valuable to my business.
I have attended a lot of capacity-building training but this was different and genuinely amazing. I have never felt so motivated before. Thank you so much.”


This program has set me on my way to achieving my growth plan. I am more confident and knowledgeable about financial literacy and investment readiness.


“It has empowered me to dare to fly, fly high and achieve my goals. Networking with different women gives the soothing feeling of me not being alone with my challenges. I'm more confident to ignore the screams and pursue
my dreams.”

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Documented impact

Road to Growth has reached over 2,600 women across Nigeria, Mexico, Indonesia and Vietnam and is currently being rolled out in Kenya.

Discover more about each iteration of Road to Growth: Nigeria pilot 2015-16Mexico in 2018Nigeria in 2019Road to Growth Mexico 2019Road to Growth Nigeria 2020 and most recently Road to Growth Kenya in 2021.

Watch Lubet’s story to discover the impact of Road to Growth in Mexico:

Learn about the amazing journey of our Road to Growth Nigeria participants here:

Project sponsors and partners


Since 2005, the ExxonMobil Foundation has helped women in developing countries fulfil their economic potential and drive economic and social change in their communities.

Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women supports women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries to achieve their full potential, and works to close the global gender gap in entrepreneurship. Since 2008 the Foundation has directly supported over 175,000 women across more than 100 countries. Through programmes and advocacy, the Foundation enables women to start and grow successful micro, small and medium businesses.  This opens doors to finance, markets, networks and more, so women can create better futures for themselves and their families, enable their communities to prosper, contribute to strong economies, and move the world in a whole new direction .

ActionInvest Caribbean Inc

ActionINVEST CARIBBEAN INC. (ACI) is an ISO 9001:2015 certified educational institution and business development company of Guyanese origin benefitting from female ownership and leadership. ACI is focused on becoming the Caribbean’s solution to professional & organizational growth through our action-oriented team delivering targeted business development services to entrepreneurial individuals and organizations.

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