Structure and Training

Phase 1: Self-awareness

Assessment of the overall situation of the participant

Period of 3 to 5 weeks

6 EVALUATIONS TO COMPLETE ON THE WEB PLATFORM
  • Training 1 – Self-portrait
    This training module enables women to analyze their life situation with the goal of forming a complete picture of their current situation.
  • Training 2 – Managing the unexpected
    This training module permits the analysis of needs in light of the emotions which women experience, to understand the phenomenon of resilience, and to find the means to better manage shocks which will disrupt the action plan or their lives.
  • Training 3 – Financial education
    This training module enables women to educate themselves financially in order to be able to function well in their everyday lives. It covers essential skills such as personal budget management, the use of credit, saving and indebtedness.
  • Training 4 – Financial portrait
    This training module involves the establishment of a clear financial picture which is easy to understand and which will help women to set financial objectives with the goal of attaining or maintaining their financial autonomy.
  • Training 5 – Develop my action plan
    In addition to having them discover their creative potential, this training module enables women to explore and visualize entrepreneurial, academic, or professional projects.
  • Training 6 – Build my action plan
    This training module enables women to build a realistic, concrete, and positive action plan for the future.

Phase 2: Action Plan

Training and individual support toward success

Period of 12 to 14 weeks

Psychometric testing

The world-renowned Success Finder is a psychometric test that predicts both job satisfaction and job success. It helps people discover their natural strengths and target roles that enable them to reach their full potential. This tool has a very positive effect on self-esteem.

Access to the web portal of

Optimum Talent’s career portal offers a variety of essential  and professional tips for returning to work.

Training
In Group
  • Course 1 – Validation of the business idea
    This workshop is a reflection and group exchange on the business idea or opportunity and the elements which are the foundation of a business project. It is a first look at the research and work which will have to be done in the development of the business plan.
  • Course 2 – Project and market studies (part 1)
    This workshop enables us to describe the products and services of the business in addition to offering good tools to women entrepreneurs to direct the actions in the business plan and also to begin the market study.
  • Course 3 – Market studies (part 2) and marketing plan
    This workshop enables us to evaluate and define the competition. It also enables us to identify the marketing strategies which are appropriate to the entrepreneurs’ situations.
  • Course 4 – Know how to sell oneself
    This workshop prepares women entrepreneurs to present their business, their services and/or products to future partners, investors, or clients in an effective manner.
  • Course 5 – Operating plan
    This workshop makes women entrepreneurs aware of the costs associated with the production of their product or service as well as enabling them to understand how to calculate production costs, the breakeven point, and startup costs.
  • Course 6 – Financial plan
    This workshop makes women entrepreneurs aware of the idea of accountability. It shows how to make a realistic picture of the finances of one’s business and to demystify financial projections.
Online
  • Course 7 – Social media
    This workshop, in addition to giving hints on how to master social media, is an overview of the most popular platforms for women entrepreneurs.
  • Course 8 – Customer service
    This workshop talks about techniques to generate customer loyalty and assist women entrepreneurs in recognizing certain errors which could creep into their customer service.
  • Course 9 – Management
    Managing a business requires a big investment of time and energy. Through this workshop, women entrepreneurs will see how it is possible to establish and maintain healthy management of the business.

Psychometric testing

The world-renowned Success Finder is a psychometric test that predicts both job satisfaction and job success. It helps people discover their natural strengths and target roles that enable them to reach their full potential. This tool has a very positive effect on self-esteem.

Access to the web portal of

Optimum Talent’s career portal offers a variety of essential  and professional tips for returning to work.

Training
In Group
Online

Compulsory individual accompaniment (20 hours)

Study of viability of the project and accompaniment in the elaboration of the business plan. Essential support for the success and success of the project.

Obtaining a certificate

Phase 3: Follow-up and Financial Support

Analysis of funding request by the Lise Watier Foundation allocation committee

Follow-up on request