AWEC Business Academy

Empowering African women entrepreneurs with the knowledge and network needed to build resilient and scalable businesses

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About the AWEC Business Academy

The AWEC Business Academy was created by the same team that built and manages the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC), an intense, 12-month capacity building program that has transformed the lives and businesses of hundreds of women across more than 40 countries.

The AWEC Business Academy is a cooperative learning experience designed for African women entrepreneurs seeking to develop specific business management skills in just one month.

While AWEC Business Academy courses are delivered digitally, they are not typical online courses. Our courses provide the opportunity to learn by watching, doing, discussing, and reflecting.

Watch concise, actionale webinars delivered by international experts in their fields, learning from their wealth of experience on the topic.

Do practical assignments and activities, learning by immediately applying new concepts to your own business or business concept.

Discuss key concepts with peers, learning about yourself and your growing network in the process.

Reflect on learnings via a thoughtful peer review process, learning through giving and receiving feedback.

Additional courses coming soon!

  • Practical

  • Activities allow learners to turn theoretical content into actionable guidance, developing a toolkit of skills to tackle the challenges presented in the road ahead with confidence
  • Interactive

  • Live Q&A with the Session Leader and support from a team of Teaching Assistants provides a personal touch, ensuring that learners feel directly connected to both the content and the course
  • Applied

  • Assignment push learners to immediately apply key concepts to their businesses or business concepts, resulting in a roadmap for business growth upon completion of the course
  • Collaborative

  • Peer Sessions and Peer Reviews build a community amongst learners, emphasizing the importance of peer to peer learning and support in an effort to build a strong, diverse network of fellow women entrepreneurs

Practical

Activities allow learners to turn theoretical content into actionable guidance, developing a toolkit of skills to tackle the challenges presented in the road ahead with confidence

Interactive

Live Q&A with the Session Leader and support from a team of Teaching Assistants provides a personal touch, ensuring that learners feel directly connected to both the content and the course

Applied

Assignment push learners to immediately apply key concepts to their businesses or business concepts, resulting in a roadmap for business growth upon completion of the course

Collaborative

Peer Sessions and Peer Reviews build a community amongst learners, emphasizing the importance of peer to peer learning and support in an effort to build a strong, diverse network of fellow women entrepreneurs