The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

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To augment the existing slate of projects focused on women and economic empowerment, the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) established the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) in 2019. AWE provides women entrepreneurs with the skills, resources, and networks needed to start and scale successful businesses.

News & Highlights
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
June 6, 2019
U.S Embassy Tegucigalpa partners with Honduran tech university (UTH) to implement AWE in San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba, and El Progreso
June 5, 2019
U.S Embassy Madrid Launches AWE in the Canaries
March 6, 2019
Assistant Secretary Royce Launches the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs


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