Sponsoring Agency: WeLead Caribbean
Type of Fund:
Deadline Available: Available
Deadline Date (mm/dd/yyyy): 04/28/2021
Size of the Fund: Not Available
With its mandate of developing, supporting, and promoting women entrepreneurs, WeLead Caribbean has partnered with the United States Embassy to launch a new initiative created to reduce barriers and facilitate female entrepreneurship in the local economy called the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs. Twenty-five women entrepreneurs from Region 2 who have either already started businesses or are in the process of starting a business will be invited to participate in the training program.
The Academy of Women Entrepreneurs will be managed by the founder of WeLead Caribbean Abbigale Loncke who is an alumnus of the Department of State Young Leaders of America Program.
The five-month program aims to support women in rural areas of Guyana and includes Venezuelan migrants. After the training is completed, the participants will be provided with practical tools to start their businesses through a mentorship program.
The Academy of Women Entrepreneurs is a part of the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing effort to empower women in Guyana to fulfill their economic potential, create conditions for increased stability, security, and prosperity for all Guyanese people.
WeLead Caribbean: Lot 1 Reliance Village, Sea Road, Essequibo Coast, Guyana
• Women between the ages of 20 to 35
• Must have a business idea or plan
More information at: https://www.weleadcaribbean.com/