After the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative’s (AWEC) inaugural programme launch early this year, the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) today announced that AWEC is preparing to welcome its second intake of trainees.
Open to women who were born in and do business in Africa, or women in the diaspora whose business impacts the continent, AWEC is a 12-month business management and development learning program that focuses on applied learning. This includes:
- Live video learning sessions led by world-class business and academic experts
- Peer sessions that apply new learnings, develop soft skills, and build a pan-African peer network
- Course activities – delivered through a highly-interactive online learning platform – that encourage knowledge application and cross-cultural collaboration
- Mentoring by senior business professionals
- Constructive feedback on assignments from instructors, teaching assistants, and peers
- Leadership Summits that take place twice per year in Africa and provide in-person training and networking opportunities
Karen Sippel, managing director of the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative, said: “What sets AWEC apart from other entrepreneurial training programs is our unique, applied learning model. Our cohort members immediately apply what they learn to their enterprises, creating instant impact.
“This impact is evidenced in mid-program feedback from our current cohort, in which 60% of participants reported an increase in their level of business management expertise and 50% reported an increase in revenue growth.”
Applications for the 2019-2020 programme will be open from 5-18 December. To apply or for more information, click here.