In March 2017, the U.S.-based not-for-profit Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) rolled out a new training program dubbed African Women Entrepreneur Cooperative (AWEC).
AWEC is set to become a vehicle for CGE in their quest to seek out promising African women entrepreneurs and business owners. Then empower them with international best practice in business management, strategy, and leadership skills, which they can use to scale up their businesses and positively impact the socio-economic status of their immediate community. AWEC is geared towards building a pan-African community of empowered women entrepreneurs.
AWEC first cohort of African women entrepreneurs was this year, the application window just closed, and the organization announced the first cohort of 200 women who will participate in the program this year.
The inaugural program is said to have received over 2,300 application from 41 African countries. After the application window was closed, AWEC embarked on a rigorous review to sieve down the candidates to a shortlist of just 200; barely 9% of the total application.
The 200 African women will now embark on a year-long journey of entrepreneurial training. The training will be delivered primarily online and …read more