About the Opportunity
The U.S. Embassy in South Africa in partnership with Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) invites you to apply to the 2021 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) South Africa program.
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 women entrepreneurs, who will have received training and mentorship in what has become a highly competitive entrepreneurship program.
July 11, 2021
AWE is currently implemented in more than 50 countries across the globe. The program 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.
The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs SA will be run as a virtual program from August to December 2021
Who qualifies to apply?
Women between 21 and 35 years of age and fluent in English
Resident in one of the five AWE South Africa cities: Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, and Pretoria
Must either have a feasible business idea or have been in business for no more than 2 years
Not in full-time employment (please note this excludes self-employment)
Ability to participate in weekly group sessions and must be able to commit 5+ hours weekly to accomplish designated tasks
Must be computer literate and have access to a computer
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Tel: +27 21 826 8878
U.S. Embassy in South Africa
877 Pretorius St