Deadline: November 8th, 2020
The United States Consulate General in Lagos has announced a call for applications for the 2020 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Nigeria program .
The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is an initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) developed to support the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative aimed at supporting women entrepreneurs around the world. AWE aims to empower 50 million women worldwide by 2025 to fulfill their economic potential, creating conditions for increased stability, security, and prosperity for all.
The United States Consulate Acting Public Affairs Officer Jennifer Foltz explained that the goal of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs is to teach women around the world to become successful entrepreneurs.
According to her, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the global economy, the U.S. Consulate General aims to work with the AWE participants to develop their businesses.
“One of the U.S. government’s goals is to promote entrepreneurship worldwide.
Through the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, we are doing just that by giving ambitious business women 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,” Acting Public Affairs Officer Foltz said.
“We are excited that the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos has partnered with us for the second time to implement this important 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 at no cost by filling out the AWE application form Here.
For more information, visit the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
Deadline: November 8, 2020