MasterCard and the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) recently hosted a workshop on financial and business management skills as part of the Ro’Ya initiative aimed at supporting and nurturing female entrepreneurs in the UAE.
During the session, the participants got a chance to meet and learn from Raghu Malhotra, Division President, Middle East and North Africa, MasterCard. Malhotra guided the participants through an interactive dialogue during which he addressed key considerations for starting up a new business and how the entrepreneurs should approach their growth strategy.
Following Malhotra’s session, Pratik Khowala, Regional Finance Officer, Middle East and Africa at MasterCard provided an overview of the key financial principles that the participating female entrepreneurs need to consider when starting their businesses. He also elaborated on the key aspects of financial management such as cost management, cash flow, understanding financial regulations and how to address possible financial issues that may arise.
The final session on “Pitching your idea” will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014 after which the Ro’Ya judging process will begin.
Read the full press release here.