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International Women's Day 2021

This International Women’s Day, let’s focus on redoubling our efforts to support young female entrepreneurs for an inclusive, diverse and resilient economic recovery from COVID-19.

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We are a global network of expert organisations in over 65 countries supporting underserved young people to turn their ideas into successful businesses, creating jobs and strengthening communities.

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YBI’s regional Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP).
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Success stories

Daniela Retamales

Chile

“You have to dare yourself to do things”.

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Da Ching Ching

Bangladesh

“I am proud to present myself as a young female entrepreneur and not just be known as someone’s daughter. Every young woman should be able to have their own identity and run their own business.”

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Sheick Omar Faruque

Italy

Described as determined yet humble, Sheick Omar Faruque has worked hard to pursue his dream of opening his own business. After many years, he’s now the owner of a deli in Florence, Italy, where he lives with his family.

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Abhishek Jacob Chetikatt

Sweden

"It’s important to set a very clear mission and vision. Entrepreneurship has its ups and downs, so having a mission means that when things get tough, you can remind yourself why you’re doing it."

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Buram Munkhsuren

Mongolia

"You have to put in the maximum amount of effort and hard work from a young age, then the results will come."

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Olivia Kodé

France

“I always wanted to launch my own coats brand. I think coats shape the silhouette, they build an identity.”

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Shenelle Hills-Fife

Trinidad and Tobago

“Working for someone else is a lot easier because they are telling you everything that you need to do. But being an entrepreneur is much more fulfilling; the accomplishments are more rewarding”.

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Latest News

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08.03.21

YBI Network celebrates women entrepreneurs on International Women’s Day 2021

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27.01.21

Hatch Enterprise joins YBI Network as new UK member

Our members

Our global network of members provide critical support to young entrepreneurs in more than 50 countries worldwide. Members are connected and supported by a dedicated network team based in London, UK and Bogota, Colombia.

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