United States Embassy Launches Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs interested in participating can complete the form available at www.awedominicana.com by Sunday, May 19, 2019

Santo Domingo, D.N.- The United States Embassy announced the call for applications for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a new Department of State initiative to support women entrepreneurs globally.  Through the academy, 36 participants from Santo Domingo 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 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs reinforces the White House’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, which provides women all over the world with the necessary practical skills to create sustainable businesses. AWE is aimed at women entrepreneurs with six months to a year of experience in their business projects, and who can commit to participate in all the weekly sessions of the program for eight months; those interested in participating can complete the form at www.awedominicana.com, which will be available until Sunday, May 19, 2019.

The program will be carried out in alliance with Pretty Busy Club and Fundación Innovati, with support from The Box Working Space and the CREE program of the Banreservas bank, which will support the participation of six beneficiaries of the program. Through an inclusive learning community, participants will have opportunities to explore the fundamentals of business, such as preparing business plans, obtaining capital and connecting with networks of successful businesswomen, with the goal of building a better future for their families and communities.

About the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

To augment the existing slate of projects focused on women and economic empowerment, the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a new program supporting the growth of women entrepreneurs around the world.  The first phase will include women from 26 countries, mainly from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, including: the Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Barbados, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Spain, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

AWE will use DreamBuilder, a blended business-training course developed with the Thunderbird School of Management of Arizona State University and international copper mining company Freeport-McMoRan.  For more information, search for the hashtags #AWEnergized #AWEenRD on social media.

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