Solu international

Solu international

London , United Kingdomwomen around the world with a specific focus on Saudi women , Saudi Arabia
Year Founded:
2015
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

We facilitates the practical side of learning entrepreneurship we seek to mobilize young female startups in emerging countries to shadow expertise in specific area at an international level to improve social, personal, intellectual skills and environmental wellbeing for business development.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if women are able to expand and obtain valuable outcome while having an out-of-hom experience and got the chance to enrich their knowledge from different perspective, building international networks, gain personal expansion and skill development.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

- Women inequality in emerging countries - Social exclusion appointed on women in developing countries - Women lack of confidence and self doubt to start and operate business - Women lack of capability to expand personally and professionally - women Lack of inclusion - Embeddedness in social network vs. internationalisation - women understanding of entrepreneurship

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Women need to have equal opportunities and in the way a society perceive theme therefore This project is a bespoke serves that aim to provide women with a unique service that focuses on their individuality and needs and with respect to their area of interest. Women need to be included by doing and starting a business in any sector and area and to be inspired through shadowing expertise at an international level to build confidence in healthy friendly environment Give women the chance to have a self reflection journey through travelling in an out-of-home context to bring cultural exchange and knowledge transfer For women to be able to rerun to their local community and to start their businesses with a high level of standard and quality

Awards

Nothing
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

This is an exciting opportunity to help future generations to lead along side with the modern global era. The programme is to inspire young women, and unleash their capabilities by being in a combative environments To provide an out-of-home experience to make people aware of the opportunities that can be transferred to their own communities

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

What make us unique is that we take one individual at a time, meaning we consider each participants personality, professional needs and we tailor a programme accordingly. So we believe that when woman from emerging countries such as Saudi Arabia have the chance to travel to learn entrepreneurship by shadow expertise in a companies that is located in developed country (UK) it provides so many learning aspects not only for the individual but for the company it self. A woman will be able to: - co-develop her business idea while job shadowing -she will receive some mentoring feedback from a line manger -cultural exchange and knowledge transfer - International partnership and collaboration - self-refelction, expansion and exploring

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

When looking at Saudi Arabia socio-policy women lack the freedom of autonomous mobility at regional and international level. Women have to justify their purpose to travel when it comes to families, this discussion inside the household takes many forms of consultant , seeking permission and approval. Having such service which led by a Saudi women makes parents comfortable about sending their daughter to a new country. women lack the freedom of options to do what they want to do. Traveling will give them the space to consider their interest and to think without the interference of their family
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

To reach as much client as possible, to get commission from service providers

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

The companies and organisation in the market place provide such service for employability purposes with no entrepreneurial focus, including both sex from different countries. where my service focuses on women start ups. It does not take a collective approach but rather an individual approach, One individual at a time to meet their needs and requirements. These markets do not focuses on women in emerging countries where SolU international focuses on women in Saudi Arabia (as an extreme case) The companies selected have to be apple to mentor participants.
Team

Founding Story

I've lived and grew up in a male dominant society that captivate my potentials and capability. At a later age I got the opportunity to travel to study (after a deep discussion with my father). At the beginning of the journey I tried to adapt to the freedom). I've appreciated the fact that I wanted to make the most of it by investing in my self through interning and volunteering in different sectors. This space led me to expand personally and professionally in a competitive city (London) this is because i had the freedom of option to do so. I wanted this to be part of an experience for every women who want to travel to learn by doing. where learning is more to include one's own self

Team

As a start up I seek to do everything on my own, as part of the learning process. I have not yet had anyone on board yet due to financial issue but will have to consider it at some point
Background
Please confirm how you heard about the Unilever Awards:

Unltd UK

Please confirm your role in the initiative (eg Founder/co-Founder) and your organisational title:

Founder

Which of the 8 UN Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) pre-selected for this competition does your solution relate most closely to? [select all that apply]

Gender Equality.

Leadership and the Unilever Awards
Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.

Unfortunately no.

Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?

Alone, i do get oral support from informal networks (friends and family)