African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative

About

Why We Created AWEC

AWEC was created at the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) to meet a need expressed by entrepreneurs in Africa for more equal access to high-quality business and management learning, longer engagement, mentorship, and a peer network.

Interviews with and survey responses from alumni of CGE’s past programs supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and Goldman Sachs Foundation revealed a gap in entrepreneurial training. This gap demonstrated a need to apply CGE’s innovative and high-touch blended learning model to enable women entrepreneurs from across the continent and diaspora to develop the knowledge, skills and resources critical to the establishment and growth of their businesses.

Mission

AWEC’s mission is to create a vibrant community of African women entrepreneurs and their allies who will positively impact their communities, economies, and future business owners for generation to come.

Team

Karen-Sippel

Karen Sippel

Managing Director

Biography

Didi-Agbahor

Didi Agbahor

Program Manager

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Kola-Akintola

Kola Akintola

Teaching Assistant

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Francine-Beleyi

Francine Beleyi

Associate Director

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Glory-Enyinnaya

Glory Enyinnaya

Program Manager

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Sugathri-Kolluru

Sugathri Kolluru

Teaching Assistant

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Meredith-Krieg

Meredith Krieg

Program Manager

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Dawn-Leaness

Dawn Leaness

Program Director

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Akinola-Odunlade

Akinola Odunlade

Teaching Assistant

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Dravida-Seetharam

Dravida Seetharam

Instructional Director

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Magdalene-Uzoechi

Magdalene Uzoechi

Teaching Assistant

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Contact

If you have questions about the program, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your questions are not addressed there, please send us a message at [email protected].