A Christian women business forum has been unveiled to facilitate the growth of female entrepreneurs in key mainstream sectors of the economy.

Capacity development programmes for women in business are likely to be improved in light of policies being put in place to embrace female entrepreneurs in key productive sectors.

Speaking at the launch of the Jabez Business Forum, the founder of the organisation Mrs Shingie Mugaviri said its focus is towards empowering women to start and grow their businesses.

“We are likely to increase the capacity of women to access their funds in an environment that can unlock business growth in the future,” she said.

TelOne Managing Director Mrs Chipo Mutasa who was the guest of honour at the launch said women entrepreneurs have a leading role to play in the revival of the economy.

 “Women have a leading role to play in the growth of this economy so we anticipate a lot in terms of progress by the launch of this programme,” she said.

The government is forging ahead with policies to ensure full participation of women in key developmental programmes following the recent launch of the Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank.