African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) Program 2024 (Cohort 7) | APPLY NOW

Are you a female founder looking to enhance your business and leadership skills to expand your company? If so, the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative Program is specifically designed for you.

African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative(AWEC) Program 2024
African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative(AWEC) Program 2024

The African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative is a unique, year-long program focused on developing leadership and business management capabilities, and it welcomes 200 female entrepreneurs each year.


  • Demonstrated educational approach leading to increased earnings.
  • Exceptional training program tailored for female entrepreneurs in Africa
  • Supportive pan-African network of peers and mentors.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This opportunity is Open to women only.
  • You must be a native of an African country.
  • You must be a business owner running a for-profit enterprise for at least 2 years in any sector with a minimum of 2 employees, either full-time or part-time.
  • Only individuals who are the sole applicants from their respective businesses.
  • Alternatively, individuals aspiring to become entrepreneurs with a business proposal that has not been implemented.
  • You must have access to a dependable internet connection with adequate bandwidth for video calls across the 12-month duration.
  • You must be Proficient in professional-level English.

 Application process for African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative(AWEC) Program

  • Get to know the program you are applying for:
  • What are the program’s offerings?
  • How does this relate to your objectives?
  • Does this program suit your learning style and schedule?
  • What does success mean within this program? How does it align with your vision for success?
  • Ensure that you fulfill the applicant’s requirements.
  • Review the application questions in advance:
  • What information do I need to address each question?
  • How much time will it take to respond to each question?
  • Initiate the process early. Avoid procrastination.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely:
  • Avoid using complex jargon – explain your business as if you were explaining it to someone unfamiliar with what you do.
  • Be familiar with your figures.
  • What data is the application requesting regarding revenue, employee count, customer base, and capital? If necessary, provide informed approximate figures.
  • Proofread:
  • Have you fully addressed each question?
  • Have you answered the specific question posed?
  • Are there any noticeable typographical errors that need attention?

If you meet the requirements and want to apply please click here to access the application form.

Visit the official website of the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative Program for more information.

Application Deadline

January 28, 2024.



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