The Application Will Close at 11:59 UTC on 31 January 2021
AWEC is the accelerant behind hundreds of African female entrepreneurs who have transformed and grown their businesses. We are seeking the next 200 women who are ready to join our cohort for a high-impact applied learning experience.
From 18 January 2021 – 31 January 2021, AWEC will accept applications for its highly selective leadership and business management capacity building program. This program is designed for African women entrepreneurs seeking to expand their knowledge, increase their skills, broaden their network, and make lifelong connections.
Who Should Apply
Women who are:
Founders of businesses that have been in operation for at least two years in any industry and have at least two employees (either full time or part-time) OR women who have a strong business concept and plan to launch their business within the next year
Founders of social enterprises are encouraged to apply; founders of NGOs or nonprofit organizations are no longer eligible for the 12-month program
Citizens of any African country, currently living on the continent or in the diaspora
Comfortable with remote teamwork and collaboration, especially using digital tools
Proficient in verbal and written English
Able to regularly (at least weekly) access the Internet through a computer or tablet
AWEC admissions do not discriminate based on race, religion, age, disability, marital status, education, business revenue, or geographic location.
Please note: For those living in the diaspora, your business must clearly impact Africa through the creation or delivery of its products or services, or based on where its customers reside.
What We Look For
AWEC seeks to build diverse cohorts in which Fellows share some consistent characteristics:
Vision and resiliency
Business clarity and market knowledge
Commitment to building their businesses
Motivation to be part of a yearlong learning experience