Women entrepreneurs in southern Nigeria can now apply for the second edition of the Academy For Women Entrepreneurs.

The Academy which is an initiative of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) was established in 2019 to support women entrepreneurs around the world with skills, resources, networks, etc, and to teach women around the world to be successful entrepreneurs.

The U.S Embassy & Consulate has announced that it would select 120 female entrepreneurs across Southern Nigeria for the program. The selected entrepreneurs will receive virtual and in-person training and mentoring. Also, they will select 20 female returnees to participate as a way to support their comprehensive rehabilitation and reintegration.

According to the Acting Public Affairs Officer for the Consulate, Jennifer Foltz, “The program will be an intensive one and will run from November 2020 to March 2021. In the process, you will receive lessons on business management, network with like-minded entrepreneurs and mentors. Also, you’ll learn the practical skills required to create and run successful and sustainable businesses”.

How to Apply

Motivated and self-driven female entrepreneurs can apply for the program by clicking the link below https://shorturl.at/bqGT6 

Deadline

The deadline for submitting applications is November 8 2020.

For more information, please visit https://ng.usembassy.gov/u-s-consulate-launches-academy-for-women-entrepreneurs/

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