The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Program 2021 for Rwandan Women Entrepreneurs.

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

Application Deadline: March 15th 2021

U.S. Embassy Kigali announces the opening of applications for the 2nd cohort of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) training program, a Department of State initiative to support women entrepreneurs globally.  Through the academy, Rwanda women entrepreneurs aged 18-35 will receive personalized business mentorship, as well as professional knowledge, tools and networks, in order to turn their ideas into successful businesses.

The program will be carried out by the U.S. Embassy, in partnership with Igire Rwanda Organization and Noble Women.  AWE uses DreamBuilder, an online training program on women’s entrepreneurship developed through a partnership between Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Management and Freeport-McMoRan. 


AWE uses DreamBuilder, an online training program on women’s entrepreneurship developed through a partnership between Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Management and global copper mining company Freeport-McMoRan, which teaches women to create their own business plans, understand how to raise capital, and connect with networks of successful business owners. In addition, we connect AWE participants to additional opportunities by leveraging alumni networks, nongovernmental organizations, and more.

The curriculum teaches women to create their own business plans, understand how to raise capital, and connect with networks of successful business owners.AWE is aimed at women entrepreneurs with six to twelve months of experience in their business projects, and who can commit to participate in all the weekly sessions of the program for eight months. 

AWE Participants in Rwanda will spend 6 months , May – November, 2021, learning about business through online and in person sessions. They will also have opportunities to interact with business people and other inspirational individuals to expand their business journey. There will be weekly online courses and assignments to complete before attending in person, on Fridays from 4 – 6 pm.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Program 2021

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