Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) DRC Entrepreneurship Program for Women

Are you an enterprising female entrepreneur? Are you willing to bring your venture to the next level and make an impact in your community? The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) DRC is here to help you. With our network of resources and experienced mentors, we can help you achieve your goals. Contact us today and let us know how we can support you on your journey! The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) gives enterprising women the knowledge, networks, and access they need to launch and scale successful businesses. AWE uses a hybrid model that combines the online platform DreamBuilder (developed through a partnership between Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management and global copper mining company Freeport-McMoRan) with in-class mentoring and facilitation. Through AWE, participants learn core business skills, then get together as a class to discuss the material with experienced implementers, local mentors, and U.S. Exchange Alumni. Partnerships with local NGOs, universities, and chambers of commerce offer women the opportunity to amplify their newly learned business skills and network with other businesspeople through speed mentoring and entrepreneurship fairs.  Successful participants will gain access to seed capital (specific to winners of the business plan competition) as well as further training opportunities at Harvard Business School in the United State and South Africa.  Program goals  Provide resources for women to engage in U.S-style online education with guided facilitation and localization from local women business leaders.  Foster networks that support participants’ access to peer-to-peer mentorship, business partners, and scaling opportunities with businesses in the region and in the United States.  Provide access to a wide range of opportunities tailored to women’s economic empowerment to expand the effects of participation. 

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) DRC Entrepreneurship  Program for Women
Are you an enterprising female entrepreneur? Are you willing to bring your venture to the next level and make an impact in your community? The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) DRC is here to help you. With our network of resources and experienced mentors, we can help you achieve your goals. Contact us today and let us know how we can support you on your journey! The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) gives enterprising women the knowledge, networks, and access they need to launch and scale successful businesses. AWE uses a hybrid model that combines the online platform DreamBuilder (developed through a partnership between Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management and global copper mining company Freeport-McMoRan) with in-class mentoring and facilitation. Through AWE, participants learn core business skills, then get together as a class to discuss the material with experienced implementers, local mentors, and U.S. Exchange Alumni. Partnerships with local NGOs, universities, and chambers of commerce offer women the opportunity to amplify their newly learned business skills and network with other businesspeople through speed mentoring and entrepreneurship fairs.  Successful participants will gain access to seed capital (specific to winners of the business plan competition) as well as further training opportunities at Harvard Business School in the United State and South Africa.  Program goals  Provide resources for women to engage in U.S-style online education with guided facilitation and localization from local women business leaders.  Foster networks that support participants’ access to peer-to-peer mentorship, business partners, and scaling opportunities with businesses in the region and in the United States.  Provide access to a wide range of opportunities tailored to women’s economic empowerment to expand the effects of participation.