The United States Embassy in Harare has launched an Academy for Women Entrepreneurs that is premised at providing personalised business mentorship, tools and networks to 100 local participants.
Participants for the six-month programme will be drawn from Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare and have to be aged between 18 and 35.
The initiative which is a White House initiative to support women entrepreneurs globally shall be implemented through Act in Africa, with alumni and social entrepreneur trainers led by Irene Chikumbo, a Yali Mandela Washington Fellowship alumnus.
In a statement yesterday, the Embassy said:
Chikumbo will work with four other facilitators to conduct the trainings in three cities – Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare. In addition to the social entrepreneurship modules, participants will watch and discuss modules online from the Thunderbird Business School.
The statement also indicated that the training will explore the fundamentals of business such as preparing business plans, obtaining capital and connecting with networks of successful businesswomen.
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