A brand new initiative launched by the Centre for Global Enterprise (CGE) hopes to cultivate a thriving community of 200 pan-African women entrepreneurs. The African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) will provide both seasoned and aspiring women entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in business. 

The 12-month programme, based largely online, will comprise tutorials, coaching sessions and course materials, as well as two leadership summits.

Commenting on the programme, AWEC’s managing director, Karen Sippel, said: “AWEC is an inclusive programme and we encourage women from across Africa and its diaspora to apply.

“We welcome not only the savvy business woman who has successfully run her company for many years and needs additional management skills to scale, but also the employee who has identified a need in her society and aspires to build a company to meet that need. We hope that AWEC is the spark that enables the next great generation of African women entrepreneurs.”

Image courtesy of AWEC

Applications to join are open until February 14th and the programme begins on April 3rd. Apply here.


Posted by:Carly Lewis-Oduntan

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