US CONSULATE: Apply for 2020 Academy For Women Entrepreneurs

US CONSULATE: Apply for 2020 Academy For Women Entrepreneurs

Today we have posted an opportunity for women for the “2020 Academy For Women Entrepreneurs”.



The AWE is a segment of the White House Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, intended to enable women worldwide to satisfy their economic potential, in this way making conditions for expanded stability, security, and flourishing for all. The first edition of the program was held in Lagos in September 2019.

The United States Consulate General in Lagos on Tuesday declared a call for applications for the 2020 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a US Government activity that upholds women entrepreneurs around the world.

For the second yearly AWE, 120 female entrepreneurs from across southern Nigeria would be chosen to get virtual and in-person training and coaching.

The program would likewise uphold the exhaustive recovery and reintegration of returned travelers, including 20 female returnees.


The intensive programme is scheduled to run from November 2020 to March 2021.

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Note: All successful applicants would receive lessons on business management, network with like-minded entrepreneurs and mentors, and learn the practical skills required to create and run successful and sustainable businesses.

United States Consulate Acting Public Affairs Officer, Jennifer Foltz, explained that the goal of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs was to teach women around the world to become successful entrepreneurs.

According to her, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the global economy, the US Consulate General aims to work with the AWE participants to develop their businesses.

“One of the US government’s goals is to promote entrepreneurship worldwide. Through the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, we are doing just that by giving ambitious businesswomen the skills they need to take their ventures to the next level. For this year’s program, we encourage motivated and self-driven female entrepreneurs to apply,” Foltz said.

Leading local business leaders will help facilitate the workshops. Also, participants will receive access to DreamBuilder, a blended business-training course developed through a partnership between Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management and global copper mining company Freeport-McMoRan.

The US Consulate General has partnered with Ascend Studios Foundation to administer this program.

Chief Executive Officer of Ascend Studios Foundation, Inya Lawal, said, “We are excited that the US Consulate General in Lagos has partnered with us for the second time to implement this vital program tailored for women’s economic empowerment.

“With the challenges and opportunities the COVID-19 pandemic has presented, a lot more women are looking for new ways to pivot their businesses, and AWE is on the lookout for such women.”

Female entrepreneurs interested in participating in the AWE program can APPLY HERE at no cost.


Deadline: November 8 2020

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