Apply for the Graça Machel Trust’s Women Creating Wealth Entrepreneurship Program for African Women Entrepreneurs

Are you a woman entrepreneur looking to take your business to the next level? Look no further than Women Creating Wealth (WCW), the flagship entrepreneurship program by the Graça Machel Trust. With a focus on building confidence, skills, and networks, WCW has already made a positive impact on 1,000 women entrepreneurs in Eastern and Southern Africa.

  • In partnership with FASSET, the program provides essential tools, mindset training, business development support, and access to a vibrant community and network.
  • By joining WCW, you’ll receive structured training, customized coaching, and mentoring, along with technical assistance.
  • You’ll also gain access to regular networking events, round tables, and a pool of rated service providers to support your business growth.
  • Plus, after completing the program, you’ll become part of a dynamic movement led by women entrepreneurs, dedicated to creating wealth for their families and employment opportunities for young people in their communities.

Who Should Apply? – Eligibility Criteria

  • Women entrepreneursfromSouth Africa
  • Age: must be 18 and above.
  • Must have a registered business and be able to study online.
  • Must have operated the business for 2 years or more.
  • Have an existing business that can be tested in the market with potential for growth
  • Businesses can be any one of sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, cooperatives, or group.
  • Have an annual turnover of R120,000 – R10 million.
  • Business must must be in the financial services sectors including:
    • Accounting and Auditing Services
    • Financial Consulting
    • Payment Processing
    • Insurance
    • Investment Services
    • Regulatory and Compliance Services
    • Securities and Brokerage
    • Financial Technology (FinTech)
    • Real Estate and Mortgage Services
    • Credit and Lending
    • Other services (Agricultural, Manufacturing, Retail, Education and Training)

What is the cost of the programme?
You don’t have to worry about the cost because this programme is completely free for you!
Your responsibilities:
Make sure you have access to sufficient data/WIFI for online studying and participating in support facilities and the business community;
Be punctual and respectful during peer-to-peer and master coaching sessions, as well as other programme events;
Take part in surveys and questionnaires to help us adapt and improve the programme;
Interact and engage with other participants to make the most of the opportunities provided and increase your chances of success.

Why Should You Apply?

  1. Experience structured training on the WCW Online Ignite course with personalized coaching, mentoring, advice, and technical support.
  2. Empower yourself with the mindset, tools, skills, resources, and networks necessary to accelerate your business growth and unlock your potential as a female entrepreneur and wealth creator.
  3. Set ambitious goals, find accountability partners, and enhance personal mastery, confidence, and resilience to overcome obstacles.
  4. Receive exclusive invitations to regular entrepreneurship networking events and round tables, allowing you to build both social and business capital.
  5. Gain access to a pool of highly-rated service providers who can support your business growth, market access, and financial needs.
  6. Upon completion of the program, join a dynamic movement led by women entrepreneurs for a period of 3 years. Together, we aim to create wealth for our families and generate employment opportunities for young people in our communities.

Duration of the Program
The program will last for a total of 10 months. It consists of two parts: The first part is a 4-month blended learning experience, where we recommend dedicating 4-6 hours per week to fully engage with the material. The second part is a 6-month aftercare period, where we suggest committing 2-3 hours per week to continue your learning journey. Once you successfully complete all the required assignments and tasks, you will be awarded a WCW certificate of completion. Additionally, you will receive an exclusive invitation to join our vibrant WCW business community. This community will provide you with ongoing inspiration and support as you embark on your path to wealth creation.

What are the Required Documents for Your Application?

  1. You will need a Certified Identity Document (ID) that is not older than 3 months.
  2. You should provide proof of your business registration certificate.
  3. You can either submit a BEE certificate OR an affidavit, which should not be older than 12 months.
  4. For details and to apply visit the program website

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