African women

Apply: AWIEF Global Partnership Program for Women Entrepreneurs

The Global Partnership Program (GPP) begins on July 1, 2016 for 20 female entrepreneurs who are seeking quality global partners.  During this intensive 90-day experience, designed to create clarity, competence and capacity for future business partnerships with women in the Diaspora, participants will examine the key elements needed for a sustainable partnership and participate in live …

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Irene Ochem Launches Forum for African Women Entrepreneurs

The Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) plans to host its annual conference and exhibition from September 21st to 23rd, 2016 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel. Founded by Irene Ochem, AWIEF is a Pan-African initiative and platform created to bring attention and focus to the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit the African woman possesses while …

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AWP Network Agribusiness Training for Women

The AWP Network continues to work with women farmers in Taraba State, Nigeria. For this training session, AWP partnered with locally-based entrepreneur Zanau Hassan Maikusuwa, a seasoned farmer and CEO of Farmfields Agro-Allied Services with funding support from the Planet Earth Institute. Zanau Hassan will continue to coordinate and manage the day-to-day activities of the …

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Apply: Leadership Program for Young African Women

Akili Dada is an international award-winning leadership incubator nurturing a generation of young African women from underprivileged backgrounds whose commitment to the underserved will transform their communities. Its leadership development curriculum creates the foundation on which young women ages 13-35 build their skills and earn the essential qualifications they need to access key decision-making roles and …

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Voices of African Women Entrepreneurs: Founder of Ayo Naledi Designs Talks to the AWP Network

The AWP Network met with Ayo Agunbiade, founder of Ayo Naledi designs, a handmade fine jewelry design company to learn more about what inspired her to start her business and how she plans to grow. How did you come up with the name of your business? Years ago, while watching a television show, I heard the name …

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My Voice Matters: Nigerian Film Entrepreneur Lends Her Voice To The Upcoming Elections

Nollywood Star Actress, Rita Dominic and award-winning Director, Mildred Okwo – co-founders of the Audrey Silva company, both lend their skills, talent, and voice to support democracy in Nigeria. Okwo is a well-recognized film director and producer whose film “The Meeting,” has won several awards to include the Nigerian Entertainment Award, Africa Movie Academy Award, …

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My Personal Experience In The Workplace Inspired Me To Start This Company – Founder of WIE Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Personal experiences in the workplace inspired me to start this company. It was not until I left the routine 9am to 5pm job that I realized the importance of mentoring to my personal and professional development. Looking back now, I wish that I had mentors to advice, guide, challenge, and support me. I encountered lots …

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Finding Success in Brazil: South African Entrepreneur Tells Her Story

Sometimes as an entrepreneur, you do not always have to start your business from scratch. Your path to entrepreneurship could be an expansion strategy for an existing company. If this is a path that you would like to consider, take the time to identify the industry that you would like to make a difference in, …

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AWP Network Event: Agribusiness Forum for Women Farmers

The AWP Network worked with women farmers in Taraba State, Nigeria. For this training session, AWP partnered with locally-based entrepreneur Zanau Hassan Maikusuwa, a seasoned farmer and CEO of Farmfields Agro-Allied Services. Zanau Hassan will continue to coordinate and manage the day-to-day activities of the program. The program aims to teach innovative farming techniques through collaborative …

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Make Every Woman Count Features AWP

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 …

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