Apply for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) South Africa program. 125 female entrepreneurs will be selected for an opportunity to gain business training & grow as entrepreneurs!
Application Deadline: 11th July 2021, 23:59 CAT
About the Award: Currently in its third year, another 125 participants will be selected nationwide for the 2021 cohort. This brings total participation in the program to 300 young South African female entrepreneurs, who have received training and mentorship in what has become a highly competitive entrepreneurship program.
The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs is an initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) as part of the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative which aims to empower 50 million women worldwide by 2025 to fulfill their economic potential, with the goal of creating conditions for increased stability, security, and prosperity for all. Currently implemented in more than 50 countries, AWE supports the growth of women entrepreneurs by equipping them with the practical skills, resources, mentorship, and networks needed to create sustainable businesses and enterprises. AWE is centered around DreamBuilder, an online training platform for women’s entrepreneurship developed by the Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management in partnership with the global copper mining company Freeport-McMoRan.
AWE South Africa 2021 is an 8-month-long entrepreneurship training and mentorship program that provides women with practical business management skills, robust networks, and follow-on opportunities, including potential funders. AWE supports women in creating and growing sustainable businesses.
AWE is centered on DreamBuilder, an online training platform developed by Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Management, and facilitated by experts.
Eligibility: Who should apply for AWE South Africa 2021/22?
1. Women between 21 and 35 years of age and fluent in English
2. Resident in one of the five AWE South Africa Cities: Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban/Pietermaritzburg, Johannesburg and Pretoria
3. Must either have a viable business idea or have been in business for no more than 2 years
4. Ability to participate in weekly group sessions and must be able to commit 5+ hours weekly to the program
5. Computer literacy and access to a laptop or computer
Eligible Countries: South Africa
To be Taken at (Country): Online
Number of Awards: 125
Value of Award: The Program is FREE of charge
Duration of Award: 8 months
How to Apply: Apply below