The African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) is a 12-month leadership and management capacity building program that seeks to counterbalance the inequities faced by female entrepreneurs in Africa. We empower hundreds of women from across Africa and the diaspora with the knowledge and network needed to build resilient and scalable businesses.

Our unique, high-touch learning model enables immediate business impact and cultivates a pan-African cooperative of entrepreneurs, experts, and allies. The program’s blended-learning model – in which most activities take place digitally – releases AWEC from the traditional confines of in-person training programs and enables us to impact entrepreneurs across the continent and diaspora.

Learn more about AWEC and how you can get involved as a participant, instructor, mentor, or donor, by visiting our website at