Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

Are you a female entrepreneur determined to revolutionise your industry? Are you so passionate about a social issue that you are driven to action? Is your passion so intense it has taken a life of its own? Apply for the AWE (Academy for Women Entrepreneurs) Program and turn your passion into a sustainable enterprise!

AWE (Academy for Women Entrepreneurs) is a six-month structured program geared toward all women from across Zimbabwe. You’ll gain the skills, tools and support needed to grow your business . You’ll also have access to local experts to help you develop a solid business model.

Program Outline (exact dates to be confirmed):

  • August 2019 :
    • Week 33 - Kickoff Session: Starting and Exploring your dream!
    • Week 35 - Planning your Dream!
  • September 2019
    • Week 37 - Making your Dream!
    • Week 39 - Marketing Your Dream!
  • October 2019:
    • Week 41 - Pricing your Dream
    • Week 43 - Selling your Dream
  • November 2019:
    • Week 45 - Managing Your Dream
    • Week 47 - Profiting from Your Dream
  • December 2019:
    • Week 49 - 
      • Keeping Track of your Dream
      •  Funding your Dream
  • January 2020:
    • Week 3 - Formalising Your Dream
    • Week 5 - Turning Your Dream into a reality
  • February 2020:
    • Week 6 - Graduation and Pitch Day

Who can apply for the AWE Program?

This Program is open to women who:

  • Are citizens and/or residents of Zimbabwe
  • Are 18 years of age and above;
  • Are running a small company or business.


  • What qualities should a successful applicant embody?

While each applicant is unique and will be different, successful candidates will be those who can demonstrate:

  • An unwavering commitment to their company / business;
  • Ability to attend the fortnightly sessions in either Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru and Mutare:
  • An ability to be an independent problem solver; and
  • A positive track record of leadership.


  • What are bootcamp participants expected to do?

If you are selected to participate in the program, we expect that you will:

  • Attend all workshops (mandatory attendance);
  • Complete all fortnightly assignments in a timely fashion;
  • Read the provided course or training materials on the DreamBuilder platform;
  • Personal commitment to sustaining your business after the program ends.

Participants are required to attend all fortnightly sessions. Please submit your applications by the 8th of July 2019.