IFC, a division of the World Bank, has opened applications for its She Wins Africa programme, which aims to support the growth of up to 5,000 women-led startups with advice, training, mentorship, and networking opportunities.
She Wins Africa, part of IFC’s wider strategy to support women entrepreneurs, is open to women-led startups and entrepreneurs operating in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The programme will initially support a group of women-led African startups across various sectors. It includes a pitch competition for participants and networking opportunities with investors and venture capital firms.
“African women are highly entrepreneurial yet often lack the support and funding they need to succeed. She Wins Africa aims to rectify this by equipping women with skills, tools, and opportunities to scale their businesses,” said Mary Porter Peschka, IFC’s regional director for Eastern Africa.
“IFC is excited to welcome innovative women entrepreneurs to the She Wins Africa programme and help them grow their businesses and reach new heights.”
Applications are open here until September 15.