AWE promotes economic prosperity globally by creating opportunities for women entrepreneurs to skill, scale, and thrive.
Organized by the US Embassy Abu Dhabi, in partnership with startAD and Zayed University, AWE UAE is a six-month program, enabling women entrepreneurs to develop business resilience with a view to survive, thrive, and then grow, in the next normal and beyond.
Delivered online over two phases, the program is designed to be actionable, yet fit the demanding schedules of entrepreneurs.
|Program Phases||SKILL - Reimagine Possibilities||SCALE - Reinvent Your Business|
|Duration||October - November 2020||January - March 2021|
|Format||9 online sessions (2-3 hours each)||12 online sessions (2-3 hours each)|
|Support||Business and innovation experts||Guided by a mentor, business strategist, and a supportive community|
Craft an Action plan
Explore your business for value and opportunity. Identifying tangible next steps, and what you need for the way forward
Bring the plan to life
Receive guided support to execute and adjust the plan to meet actual business needs
|Next Steps||The action plan is submitted and if successful, your business will move forward to the next phase. Whatever the outcome, you will be energized, have access to a broader resource network, and have a business continuity plan to work with.||The phase 2 finale will be the opportunity to showcase your achievements and business potential at a high-profile event to celebrate Women’s Day 2021.|
SMEs that can demonstrate 2 years of operating revenue are encouraged to apply
Businesses with a minimum of four team members
Applicants that can commit to attending every workshop and complete all assignments
Develop an actionable strategy to meet new market needs