Implemented in nearly 100 countries since 2019, the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs has empowered an estimated 25,000 women around the world with the knowledge, networks, and access they need to launch or scale a successful business.
As a U.S. government exchange program, AWE connects women with U.S.-style learning and expertise to advance business acumen and build stronger ties among women entrepreneurs in different markets.
To date, 325 women from New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Andros, Eleuthera, Exuma, Bimini and San Salvador are graduates of the 20-week program. AWE uses an online training platform, teaching women how to create a business plan, understand how to raise capital, and connect with like-minded ladies.
Apply here to be a part of the 2024 cohort for female residents of Grand Bahama. Beginning in January, meetings will be held at the Sir Charles Hayward Library.
The program is open to Bahamian women ages 18 and older. Participants are expected to have computer access, basic computer skills, and internet to support online course work. The U.S. Embassy welcomes Bahamian women of varied educational backgrounds and business experience to participate.
A firm commitment to launching a new business or scaling an existing business is vital to successfully completing the AWE program. Upon completion, there is a pitch competition. Finalists receive grants and access to funding to fuel their business goals.
The application process closes Friday, November 17, 2023.