Make Every Woman Count is pleased to present to you our August highlight of the month, The African Women Power (AWP). AWP is a network organization that showcases entrepreneurial stories including the business challenges and successes of African women and youth entrepreneurs.
The African Women Power network began with the idea to provide business related content to African entrepreneurs anywhere in the world –with a particular focus on women and youths. The AWP network seeks to eradicate poverty through providing an online space, which enables a sense of community and promotes dialogue about entrepreneurship. The network is dedicated to offering business support and inspiration and seeks to promote a positive image of African women and youths.
Having begun in 2011 by a single tweet, AWP continues to grow and has since achieved over 600 followers. Not long after AWP was created, the organizations founder, Mary Olushoga was invited to speak on BBC about the fuel subsidy strike in Nigeria and since then, things have really taken off. With this exposure and great confidence The AWP network expanded beyond twitter into what it is today—a blog that features African women and youth in the US and Africa (awpnetwork.com). Mary has since spoken at Columbia University’s African Economic Forum and was awarded the GOOD Maker/Oxfam America International Women’s day challenge award. Mary continues to seek out opportunities to network and showcase AWP.
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