Deadline: 8th February, 2021

A recent survey reports that Uganda, Botswana, and Ghana rank as the world’s three leading economies having the highest percentage of women business owners.

This fact bears testament to the fearlessness and ingenuity of African women entrepreneurs who, despite the economic and social challenges facing their entrepreneurial ecosystems, are making impacts in their respective communities.

As good as this sounds, the World Bank research finding shows that although women’s entrepreneurship is increasing faster in Africa than elsewhere, however, most of the businesses are micro-small enterprises that hardly grow into larger profitable and sustainable businesses.

Knowing the problems faced by women entrepreneurs as well as the untapped growth potential of women’s enterprises, the Graça Machel Trust in collaboration with Virgin Unite launched the Women Creating Wealth- WCW program.

About Women Creating Wealth program

A Pan African women’s entrepreneurship accelerator, WCW seeks to bolster the confidence and skills of women entrepreneurs, enabling them to overcome their challenges and growth barriers and scale up their businesses.

To date, 400 outstanding entrepreneurs have been selected and successfully graduated from the program in Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia. If you’re interested in participating in the WCW 2021, check out the criteria below.

The WCW 2021 accelerator is a 16-week long program scheduled to begin on Monday, March 1, 2021.


To qualify, you must


Selected Participants will receive



For more information visit the webpage of WCW 2021 for South African Women in Agribusiness


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