Tag Archives: Women Entrepreneurs

  • WE4A II: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Following the successful pilot of the WE4A programme in 2021, the Tony Elumelu Foundation in partnership with the European Union (EU) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has launched the WE4A II for sustainable and inclusive growth. This partnership is part of the overall IYBA-WE4A programme which will work to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystems, …

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  • WE4A: Meet Some Of The TEF Alumnae Who Will Receive 2nd Stage Funding of Up to €50,000

    Angela Kimani of Ranks Leather Angela Kimani is a 2019 Tony Elumelu Foundation Alumni and Founder of Ranks Leather. Ranks Leather is a leather goods manufacturing and social enterprise company, specialized in making leather footwear and accessories. It is popularly known as ‘The World of Leather’ in Kenya, where the business is located. Angela is …

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  • Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu at West African Business Forum

    Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu’s Keynote Speech at the West African Business Forum

    The CEO of Tony Elumelu Foundation, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, delivered the keynote speech at The West African Business Forum: Empowering Women and Youths to Spur Africa’s Transformation Agenda. The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) convened sector champions in various industries to be a part of a Regional Business Forum in Lagos structured around high-level …

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  • Women Entrepreneurs

    Empowering Additional African Women Entrepreneurs

    Even before there was a pandemic, women-led MSMEs faced more challenges in comparison to their male counterparts. According to the United Nations, 27% of female entrepreneurship rate in Africa is the highest in the world; Sub-Saharan Africa is the only region in the world where there are more women than men who become entrepreneurs. Still, …

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