Women In Mining
The Artemis Project
To accelerate business outcomes for Women Entrepreneurs in the Mining and Metals industry.
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Women on the Move Inc. leads a unique capacity building program called The Artemis Project. The Artemis Project accelerates business outcomes for women entrepreneurs in the Mining and Metals industry.
The program is designed to equip women entrepreneurs with senior level sales training, senior level sales coaching, senior level sales business introductions and senior level sales business connections.
Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities.
Women’s empowerment is front and center in 2019 as more companies, communities and countries invest in women’s entrepreneurship. Women are crucial to economic growth around the world. Based on our experiences, women entrepreneurs see the world through a different lens and, in turn, do things differently (not better, just differently). World Economic forums such as APEC, formally recognize that women entrepreneurs require different support to drive their businesses to the next level.
Today, less than 2% of women entrepreneurs reach $1M in annual revenue, in Canada. Less than 1% of supply chains procure with women entrepreneurs. These statistics have not changed in 15 years. They say our future depends on innovation, largely through entrepreneurs.
Given the need for innovation in the mining and metals industry, accelerating women entrepreneurs is an urgent imperative. Furthermore, for every one employee in mining and metals companies, there are four in the mining and metals supply chain, indicating the importance and scale of the Mining and Metals supply chain.
The purpose of The Artemis Project is to accelerate and expand business outcomes for women entrepreneurs in Mining and Metals.
The Artemis Project Services per each participant:
a) Revenue Acceleration 10 Week Virtual Course:
The Revenue Acceleration foundational course is a 10 week, blended learning course that teaches the essentials of senior level business development and senior level sales. Each week, there is an online facilitated lecture and tutorial where participants engage in real world revenue acceleration activities. This structure provides the opportunity for participants to work on their business, as they learn the essential steps to business development, sales process, lead generation, lead nurturing, sales leadership, sales momentum, deal negotiation and closing the deal. All lectures will be recorded and distributed to each participant.
b) Entrepreneurial Leadership 3 Day Course:
Leadership training is essential for entrepreneurs. This 3 day on site course has been developed by Clare Beckton, Executive in Residence for Women’s Leadership at Carleton University. Clare specializes in women’s leadership in the mining and metals industry.
c) Revenue Acceleration Coaches:
Coaches are key to providing on-going support, focus and advice in key areas related to revenue acceleration. Each participant will have two hours each month with a seasoned B2B Revenue Acceleration Coach. All Revenue Acceleration Coaches specialize in senior level complex sales and help Women Entrepreneurs gain revenue momentum and revenue sustainability.
d) Revenue Acceleration Collaboration Hub:
Working in a like minded setting enhances productivity and overall positive minded energy on a number of levels. Furthermore, working with like minded Women Entrepreneurs in mining and metals enables deeper levels of collaboration that improve competitive equity and grow into powerful networks. A collaboration hub will be available in Toronto, Sudbury and Vancouver, so long as there is a minimum of 10 Women Entrepreneurs in each region. The collaboration hub will be available for participants during speciﬁed times each week.
e) Revenue Acceleration Corporate Activation:
Each participant will be invited to a minimum of three delegation meetings. Delegation meetings offer the participant an opportunity for meet and present to senior level mining and metals executives. Each delegation participant will be given a senior level business contact to explore potential business opportunities. After three delegation meetings, participants may elect to participate in on-going delegation meetings for an additional fee.
f) Revenue Acceleration Connection Directory:
To make it easy for mining and metals companies to ﬁnd women entrepreneurs, The Artemis Project includes a custom developed online business directory and connections platform, created for the mining and metals industry. This directory will serve as a gateway for mining and metals companies to post business opportunities for women entrepreneurs. The directory will track the interactions between Women Entrepreneurs and mining and metals companies.