Amazon's exciting new program helps women business owners tap into the digital economy

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Amazon helps women digitalise their businesses

 January 10, 2019

Amazon is offering an exciting new opportunity for women in business. If you're a female owner or CEO who wants to expand your e-commerce business, sign up for Amazon's ‘Female Entrepreneurs Of The Future’ (Unternehmerinnen der Zukunft) in Germany in 2019.

Helping women harness the potential of the Internet

Until February 28, 2019, Amazon are looking for women to compete to run a small business with up to 30 employees. Whether a start-up or a family business, an innovative brand or a traditional B2B business, from the big city or a rural region – ‘Female Entrepreneurs Of The Future’ is accessible to anyone who wants to harness the potential of the Internet.

After successfully launching in 2018, this is now the third stage of the funding program of Global Digital Women (GDW), the Association of German Women Entrepreneurs (VdU), BRIGITTE Academy and Amazon.

"The focus of the program is the exchange with participants and coaches. They can learn from each other and give advice to each other - whether to select suitable sales channels, sound cost calculation or effective marketing. The last round of the funding program has shown us that cities do not have a single claim to digital entrepreneurship, so this year we are all the more looking forward to seeing participants from all corners of the country," says The President of the Association of German Businesswomen, Jasmin Arbabian-Vogel. 

Providing valuable support from experts

So how does the program work? Amazon's program provides fabulous development potential for 20 participants. Supported by mentors and experts, the entrepreneurs create an action plan for their digital business development and then they make it happen.

For half a year, they will receive support to better the brand awareness of their companies, to optimize processes and to interact with their customers through digital commerce. For example, female entrepreneurs can expand a local shop with e-commerce offerings, reach new customers around the world via digital infrastructures or establish their own brand online. 

At the end of the program, the participants are recognised by an independent jury of representatives of cooperation partners and politicians based on whether the women have digitally transformed their business successfully, have demonstrated entrepreneurship and have made brave decisions.

Digital economy is not just a man's business

"The previous participants have proven that digital economy is not just a man's business! Their ideas and their leadership strength inspire and show how successes in the digital world are possible," says Dorothee Bär, the Minister of State at the Federal Chancellor, Federal Government Commissioner for Digitalization and patron of 'Female Entrepreneurs Of The Future’.

"Female Entrepreneurs Of The Future should create new role models: women who transform their companies into power plants for digital commerce, export and brand building - and thus inspire many other female entrepreneurs," says founder of Global Digital Women and co-initiator Tijen Onaran.

Join talented women at Amazon today

Amazon wants to support talented, innovative and entrepreneurial women, both outside and within the company. That's why Amazon makes sure every woman is empowered to share new ideas and to contribute their own unique special talents and abilities to the company. Search and apply for an amazing career with Amazon today.


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