IBM Helps Women’s Cooperatives in Tangier Become More Profitable

Casablanca – Morocco: A team of IBM specialists, completing a month-long pro bono consulting assignment, recently presented business management strategies to Tangier-area non governmental organizations that promote economic development, cultural preservation and sustainable development.

IBM CSC promoting entrepreneurship for womenThe 9-person IBM team, from 8 countries, was the fourth group since 2010 to provide assistance to Morocco as part of IBM’s Corporate Service Corps, which provides problem-solving support to educational institutions, small businesses, non-governmental organizations, and governmental agencies in the developing world and emerging markets.

IBM CSC team working with women cooperative in Tangier

IBM CSC team working with women cooperative in Tangier

The IBM team worked with Tanger Med Foundation for Human Development (Fondation), which runs women’s cooperatives as part of its mission to promote development through education, vocational training and healthcare initiatives. IBM provided guidance for a Fondation women’s center to become more productive, self-sufficient and profitable by creating a clear business plan.

“The IBM team did a great job providing us with an adaptable business plan for more productive and self-sustainable cooperatives. We wish to replicate this successful experience they had with the women’s community center in El Haouma to many other cooperatives,” said Jamal Mikou, President of Tanger Med Foundation for Human Development. Read the rest of the story.

IBMer Greg Daws Shares Corp. Service Corps (CSC) Experience at Indore, India

Greg Daws, IBM Australia, shares his Corporate Service Corps (CSC) Team India 17 experience by enjoying the culture around India and visiting the places in Indore. Greg and his team were charged with helping the Labour Commission to address some of the issues faced in that society.

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The India 17 team (missing Greg Daws)

If you would like to read more about the program, visit http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/corporateservicecorps/

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