Opportunity: Applications Open for the 2022 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Program.(Kenyan Women)

Academy for Women EntrepreneursImage source: Ushindi Empowerment

The Application window for the 2022 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program is open to Kenyan female entrepreneurs.

This a joint program of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya and Ushindi Empowerment as the project implementers to empower women in Kenya to fulfil their economic potential.

The Program

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is an award-winning training and coaching platform specifically designed for women micro-business owners.

It gives enterprising women the knowledge, networks, and access they need to launch and scale successful businesses. By promoting women’s economic opportunities and ensuring that women have the capabilities and resources needed to participate in the economy, the AWE program directly supports the U.S. National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality.

AWE uses a hybrid model that combines the online platform Dream Builder (developed through a partnership between Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management and global copper mining company Freeport-McMoRan) with in-class mentoring and facilitation.

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs program seeks to promote economic prosperity by creating opportunities for women with brilliant ideas to become successful entrepreneurs.

Eligibility Criteria

These are the requirements to be considered to the program;

  • Women entrepreneurs 25 years to 45 years and fluent in English.
  • Reside in Nairobi, Lamu, Mombasa and Nakuru .
  • Have recently started a business and have at least a year of experience selling their product or service.
  • Have basic computer skills.
    Must be able to commit on average five hours per week to AWE both physically and virtually as required by the program.
  • Have a good understanding of written and spoken English.
    Have access to the internet.

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs training will take place over a period of 3 months of guided formal training through the Dream Builder platform and 3 months of mentorship and business linkages culminating in graduation, business planning competition and exhibition to allow the participants to celebrate their hard work. 

For more information about the program and application, visit HERE.

Keep checking out our OPPORTUNITIES page for more opportunities for women in tech, women entrepreneurs and women in leadership.


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