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.
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.