With our focus on advancing the wellbeing of women, the Junior League of New Orleans believes that increasing women’s business opportunities improves the local economy. One way to cultivate entrepreneurial success is access to mentors and advisors. JLNO’s membership includes a diverse, professional cadre that can motivate and guide women wishing to scale their businesses. Combining our mission tenets of developing the potential of women and improving communities, JLNO has created the Woman Entrepreneur (WE) Fellowship. This yearlong program will support a female business owner with mentoring and in-kind services sourced through JLNO’s membership. Guidance will include:
Legal / Human Resources
Accounting / Financial Analysis
Marketing / Communications
Management / Organizational Consulting
Collaboration with the WE Fellow will determine focused goals within these broad areas for a plan addressing her business’s specific needs. The WE Fellowship also provides a $2500 grant and a $2,500 technology grant, access to work/meeting space, nonprofit board training, and marketing opportunities with JLNO’s membership.
JLNO recommends that those who are interested in the WE Fellowship attend the WE Fellowship Application Info Session, which will be held on January 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. This session is open to the public. The event will be held at JLNO Headquarters at 4319 Carondelet Street. Female business owners can learn more about the WE Fellowship application process and fellowship. Apply for the WE Fellowship here!