The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

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The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) gives enterprising women the knowledge, networks and access they need to launch and scale successful businesses. By promoting women’s economic opportunities and ensuring that women have the capabilities and resources needed to participate in the economy, the AWE program directly supports the U.S. National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality. At a local level, AWE harnesses the power of public-private sponsors, local partnerships and U.S. Exchange Alumni networks to help women and their businesses grow, driving localized prosperity in communities in more than 80 countries worldwide.

News & Highlights
December 10, 2021
Pauline Otila Kamwara: An Entrepreneur and Role Model
December 2, 2021
Ecuador’s Quito Chamber of Commerce Awarded Second Place at World Chambers Competition for AWEsome Work Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment
May 28, 2021
The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Helps Business Owner Grow Her Company in Kenya
October 7, 2020
The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Helps Business Owner Expand Operations in the Dominican Republic
October 6, 2020
Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Virtual Launch of Phase Two – PAO Virginia Elliott’s Remarks
October 6, 2020
Alisi Koroveibau: A Small Business Entrepreneur Finds Her Calling
September 8, 2020
U.S. Embassy Launches New Initiative to Support Malaysian Women Entrepreneurs
August 17, 2020
U.S. Embassy, WEAC Zambia Launch Expanded Training for Women Entrepreneurs
July 27, 2020
U.S. Embassy Launches Academy for Women Entrepreneurs
June 22, 2020
U.S. Embassy Supports Local Women Entrepreneurs with Academy (WEBC)
June 19, 2020
Graduation of the first cohort of 35 Haitian women from the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)
June 3, 2020
Second Generation of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduates in Costa Rica
June 2, 2020
Virtual Fitness Session with Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Alumna, Tracy Sena Yeboah!
AWE in Guatemala
July 3, 2019
Flourishing Guatemala’s Entrepreneurial Spirit through Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)
Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in San Jose
July 1, 2019
U.S. Embassy San Jose partners with Parque La Libertad to launch Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) in Costa Rica
July 1, 2019
Asst. Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Engages with Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana
June 13, 2019
Supporting the Next Wave of Entrepreneurship through Exchange Programs
June 13, 2019
U.S Embassy Dar es Salaam empowers Tanzanian women with AWE and innovative SELFINA collaboration for micro-leasing
June 13, 2019
Assistant Secretary Royce Introduces AWE at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)
June 7, 2019
U.S Embassy Santiago launches AWE with Mujeres del Pacifico to support Chile's APEC host year



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