African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) Now Accepting Applications for Cohort 6

Happy New Year ladies! We are so excited here at Shaboard and are pleased to share a great opportunity for African women entrepreneurs. The African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) is currently accepting applications from African female business owners for its 6th cohort.

The AWEC Program

The program seeks to empower 200 women ready to dive into a high-impact learning experience to grow their businesses. I am lucky to have gone through this amazing program that has had a huge impact on my business. You can find out more inspirational stories about how this program has transformed women-owned African businesses,

From 16 January 2023 – 29 January 2023, AWEC is accepting 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.

Fellows should expect to spend an average of 4 to 6 hours per week participating in AWEC activities (primarily online), for one year. Fellows are expected to participate in at least one AWEC activity per week throughout the program. Please seriously consider this time commitment before applying and/or accepting an offer to participate in AWEC.

Eligibility Criteria

Women who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Current or aspiring entrepreneurs working in any industry and in any country on the continent
  • Citizens of any African country, currently living on the continent or in the diaspora
  • Founders of for-profit or social enterprises
  • 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

AWEC admissions do not discriminate based on race, religion, age, disability, marital status, education, business revenue, geographic location, sector, or industry.

Empowering women and girls is very crucial in achieving inclusive, fair and prosperous societies world over.

Ready to apply? Read more about the application guidelines and submit your application HERE before the deadline.

All the best!


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