US Embassy/AWIEF Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) South Africa Program 2021

US Embassy/AWIEF Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) South Africa Program 2021

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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.

Type: Training

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

Visit Award Webpage for Details



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Professor Lawrence Cram is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University working in the Department of Applied Mathematics. His interests include astronomy, mathematics, engineering, computing, and physics. Due to his extensive expertise, professor Cram has worked as a Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney and as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at ANU during 2004-2012. In 2013, he retired as a Master, University House and Graduate House. In January 2014, he was appointed as an acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Charles Darwin University. Professor Cram is also a Fellow at the Royal Astronomical Society and the Australian Institute of Physics.
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