APPLY: The Center for Global Enterprise/AWEC Program 2020/2021 for African women entrepreneurs

Application Deadline: December 17th 2019

This program is designed for African women entrepreneurs seeking to expand their knowledge, increase their skills, broaden their network, and make a lifelong connections during a 12-month program from April 2020 to March 2021.

Women who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Current or aspiring African women entrepreneurs working in any industry
  • Citizens of any African country, currently living on the continent or in the diaspora
  • Founders of for-profit or non-profit/NGO ventures
  • Comfortable with remote teamwork and collaboration, especially using digital tools
  • Proficient in verbal and written English
  • Regular (at least weekly) access to the Internet through a computer or tablet

Please note: For those living in the diaspora, your business (or NGO) must clearly impact Africa. AWEC does not have a minimum requirement for the number of years in business or revenue/turnover amounts. We encourage interested entrepreneurs at any stage of their venture to consider applying.

While AWEC seeks to build diverse cohorts, successful applicants tend to share the following traits:

  • Resilience as individuals and entrepreneurs
  • Passion for building a scalable and sustainable business
  • Strong interest in building business, management and leadership skills
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Desire to build a pan-African network of peers
  • Empathetic leaders
  • Clear communicators

Program Benefits

Upon successful completion of the 12-month program, participants will:

  • Form connections with a diverse network of African women entrepreneurs
  • Establish a relationship with at least one senior business mentor
  • Strengthen strategy, leadership and business management skills
  • Apply their AWEC learning to their business with an eye toward sustainable growth
  • Gain skills needed to grow and scale their enterprise
  • Develop a toolkit of soft skills, including self-confidence, resilience, collaboration, and cross-cultural communications

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Center for Global Enterprise/AWEC Program 2020/2021

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