AWP Network Program Manager, Sike Gbana To Discuss the AWP Network Vendor Program with Participants in Cohort 1

Get Your Products Into ShopRite Through The AWP Network Vendor Program 

The AWP Network wants you to participate in its vendor program. 

The high-impact local supplier program in collaboration with ShopRite provides a real life opportunity for women entrepreneurs in Nigeria to get their products out into the marketplace.

The competitive AWP Network Vendor program (@awpvendor), which launched last year on July 15, 2020, received over 2,500 vendor applications. Only 100 vendors were accepted into the program, 61 vendors were certified to complete the program and received the opportunity to pitch their products to ShopRite Nigeria. 

The AWP Network Vendor program is a capacity building program for local vendors seeking professional guidance regarding best practices and guidelines to become vendor suppliers.

The AWP Network Vendor program will continue to work with small business owners who are interested in operating as suppliers, by recruiting additional retailers as partners. 

The following qualified vendors: Patience Salifu of CondimentPlus, Ogola Lois Kange of Smiley’z Mobile Kitchen, Olufunmilola Shelika of Gef’s Smoked Edibles, Ebun Feludu of JAM – The Coconut Food Company, Chigozie Bashua of The Nutplace Ventures, Patrick Karunwi of Kalos Agro Homes, Boma Whyte of Kringle Cookies, and Chidimma Uzoma-Mba of Zayith Yogurt have been accepted to supply to ShopRite Nigeria.

Interested in becoming a vendor or supplier; apply for the program through awpnetwork.com/apply. Follow on twitter and instagram: @awpvendor

Have questions or concerns, please email: Mary  (at) awpnetwork.com

AWP Network Program Manager, Florentina Agu Discusses the AWP Network Vendor Program with Participants in Cohort 1

AWP Network Program Manager, Florentina Agu Discusses the AWP Network Vendor Program with Participants in Cohort 1

Get Your Products Into ShopRite Through The AWP Network Vendor Program 

The AWP Network wants you to participate in its vendor program. 

The high-impact local supplier program in collaboration with ShopRite provides a real life opportunity for women entrepreneurs in Nigeria to get their products out into the marketplace.

The competitive AWP Network Vendor program (@awpvendor), which launched last year on July 15, 2020, received over 2,500 vendor applications. Only 100 vendors were accepted into the program, 61 vendors were certified to complete the program and received the opportunity to pitch their products to ShopRite Nigeria. 

The AWP Network Vendor program is a capacity building program for local vendors seeking professional guidance regarding best practices and guidelines to become vendor suppliers.

The AWP Network Vendor program will continue to work with small business owners who are interested in operating as suppliers, by recruiting additional retailers as partners. 

The following qualified vendors: Patience Salifu of CondimentPlus, Ogola Lois Kange of Smiley’z Mobile Kitchen, Olufunmilola Shelika of Gef’s Smoked Edibles, Ebun Feludu of JAM – The Coconut Food Company, Chigozie Bashua of The Nutplace Ventures, Patrick Karunwi of Kalos Agro Homes, Boma Whyte of Kringle Cookies, and Chidimma Uzoma-Mba of Zayith Yogurt have been accepted to supply to ShopRite Nigeria.

Interested in becoming a vendor or supplier; apply for the program through awpnetwork.com/apply. Follow on twitter and instagram: @awpvendor

Have questions or concerns, please email: Mary  (at) awpnetwork.com

Apply Now For Cohort 2: AWP Network Vendor Program in Collaboration with ShopRite Nigeria

Get Your Products Into ShopRite Through The AWP Network Vendor Program 

The AWP Network wants you to participate in its vendor program. 

The high-impact local supplier program in collaboration with ShopRite provides a real life opportunity for women entrepreneurs in Nigeria to get their products out into the marketplace.

The competitive AWP Network Vendor program (@awpvendor), which launched last year on July 15, 2020, received over 2,500 vendor applications. Only 100 vendors were accepted into the program, 61 vendors were certified to complete the program and received the opportunity to pitch their products to ShopRite Nigeria. 

The AWP Network Vendor program is a capacity building program for local vendors seeking professional guidance regarding best practices and guidelines to become vendor suppliers.

The AWP Network Vendor program will continue to work with small business owners who are interested in operating as suppliers, by recruiting additional retailers as partners. 

The following qualified vendors: Patience Salifu of CondimentPlus, Ogola Lois Kange of Smiley’z Mobile Kitchen, Olufunmilola Shelika of Gef’s Smoked Edibles, Ebun Feludu of JAM – The Coconut Food Company, Chigozie Bashua of The Nutplace Ventures, Patrick Karunwi of Kalos Agro Homes, Boma Whyte of Kringle Cookies, and Chidimma Uzoma-Mba of Zayith Yogurt have been accepted to supply to ShopRite Nigeria.

Interested in becoming a vendor or supplier; apply for the program through awpnetwork.com/apply. Follow on twitter and instagram: @awpvendor

Have questions or concerns, please email: Mary  (at) awpnetwork.com 

Apply: Anzisha Prize Fellowship Program for Young Entrepreneurs

The Anzisha Prize launched the 2021 call for Africa’s biggest award for young entrepreneurs between, 15 and 22. Applications have now opened for the latest cohort, with successful entrepreneurs standing a chance to win a shared prize of US$100 000 and join the prestigious Anzisha Prize fellowship program. As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts the world, young entrepreneurs are building opportunities for their communities and peers.

Youth employment continues to be a key challenge in many countries and Africa’s high unemployment rate is one of the leading barriers to growth prosperity on the continent. Young entrepreneurs are an indication that the youth demographic could be the asset needed to transform the continent’s employment climate.

  • Are you between the ages of 15 and 22?
  • Are you running an established venture, delivering value to a few customers?
  • Are you involved in the strategy and operations of their venture?
  • Has the venture demonstrated some impact already?
  • Is your business already earning a revenue, or reaching beneficiaries with the potential to improve (both ‘for-profit businesses’ or ‘not-for-profit’ ventures qualify).

DEADLINE: March 31, 2021

Apply here: Anzisha Prize

The AWP Network and Guardian Nigeria to Launch Writing Competition for Girls

The AWP Network and Guardian Nigeria to Launch Writing Competition for Girls 

On the International Day of the Girl Child – October 11, 2020, The AWP Network in collaboration with Guardian Nigeria launched its first-ever writing competition for girls ages 13 to 20. The essay topic to be addressed for the writing competition will be: “How has the COVID19 Lockdown affected you as a young girl living in Nigeria.” 

  • Program participants must complete the application, 
  • Program participants must be between the ages of 13 to 20,
  • Program participants must identify the educational institution that they attend,
  • They must be living in Nigeria or be of Nigerian decent. 
  • All essays must be submitted before the deadline. 
  • DEADLINE: February 28, 2021

Meet the Judges: 

  • Mary Olushoga, Founder, AWP Network 
  • Chuks Nwanne, Chief Editor, Guardian Nigeria
  • Ohimai Amaize, Columbia University Graduate Students, Journalist and Presenter 
  • Hauwa Ojeifo, Mental health coach and advocate 
  • Babatunde Aderinoye, Journalist and Nollywood Actor 
  • Tinu Nimah Arigbabu, Writer and International Relations Professional 

Email a copy of your essay to: mary (at) awpnetwork. com 

Prizes:

  • Winners will have the opportunity to be featured in Guardian Nigeria 
  • They will also have the opportunity to compete for monetary prizes at the end of the year. 

Apply here: AWP Network Writing Competition

AWP Network Program Managers, Florentina Agu and Sike Gbana Discuss the AWP Network Vendor Program

The African Women Power (AWP) Network recently launched a vendor program in collaboration with Shoprite Nigeria to help increase the number of women entrepreneurs who supply to Shoprite. 

The AWP Network Vendor program is a capacity building program for local vendors seeking professional guidance regarding best practices and guidelines to become vendor suppliers. The AWP Network Local Vendor Program in collaboration with Shoprite Limited, Nigeria will provide a real life opportunity for women entrepreneurs in Nigeria to get their products out into the market place. 

 Vendors are also provided the opportunity to pitch their products for consideration as a supplier to various program retail and institutional partners. 

Interested in becoming a vendor or supplier, please apply for the program here: AWP Network Vendor Program

Have questions or concerns, please email: mary  (at) awpnetwork.com 

Follow us on twitter and instagram: @awpvendor

Mary Olushoga Joins the Queen Strategy Partners Webinar on Financing Strategies for MWBEs

Mary Olushoga, Founder of AWP Network joined the Queen Strategy Partners Webinar titled, “From the Ground Up – Real Time Issues with Real Time Solutions,” which took place on May 22, 2020.

This information session will provide you with the right financing strategies for your small business. Small businesses are key drivers of growth, and that growth is fastest among minority and women entrepreneurs, however many of these entrepreneurs lack access to appropriate financing. 

This presentation will discuss solutions. During this information session, you’ll learn about: 

– Available financing products for entrepreneurs of color 

– How to find the right financing partner for your business 

– How to develop a game plan for your financing needs 

– What lenders look for in a business loan application

Mary Olushoga, Founder of AWP Network wins the Africa Data Challenge

The Planet Earth Institute hosted the first-ever ‘Africa Data Challenge,’ as part of its #ScienceAfrica UnConference. The challenge is a groundbreaking competition that invites well-qualified parties to pitch their ideas for projects that harness data for real human impact in Africa.

While the ‘data revolution’ is a major theme in conversations on technology and business, there is little discussion on how it can enhance Africa’s scientific development in a practical way. The ‘Africa Data Challenge’ invited innovators from around the world to pitch their ideas for projects that can help translate and transmit the power of data to those on the continent.

Projects were unlimited in scope and focus but must be designed to have a practical human application in the next 12 months. Contestants presented their project live in front of a panel to include: Beejaye Kokil, Head of the Economic & Social Statistics Division – African Development Bank, David Tempest, Head of Director of Access Relations – Elsevier, Richard Pilling, Director of Professional Services & Analytics (EMEA and APAC) – Intel, and Mariéme Jamme, entrepreneur and CEO of SpotOne Global. The successful innovators will be awarded a cash prize of £7,000 and will receive PEI’s support to roll out their project.

The ‘Africa Data Challenge’ forms part of PEI’s second #ScienceAfrica UnConference, hosted by Rt Hon Lord Boateng and organized in partnership with the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the World Bank, and the European Commission.

Dr Álvaro Sobrinho, Chairman of the Planet Earth Institute said, “data holds a huge amount of promise for scientific development in Africa and for many different business sectors too, but we have not yet fully explored how it can be used at a local level to improve lives. We are always looking for practical ways to support science and technology, and this Africa Data Challenge will help do just that – developing and incubating new ideas with real impact.”

Mary Olushoga Joins the PowertoFly Webinar

Mary Olushoga, Founder of AWP Network joined the PowertoFly webinar on August 11, 2020.

This information session will provide you with the right financing strategies for your small business. Small businesses are key drivers of growth, and that growth is fastest among minority and women entrepreneurs, however many of these entrepreneurs lack access to appropriate financing.

This presentation will discuss solutions. During this information session, you’ll learn about:

– Available financing products for entrepreneurs of color

– How to find the right financing partner for your business

– How to develop a game plan for your financing needs

– What lenders look for in a business loan application

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