Our AWE alumni shone this weekend at the annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo 2022 hosted by the United States Mission to South Africa and AWIEF.
This year’s expo, which took place on 3 December 2022 at Market@TheSheds as part of a first-of-its-kind entrepreneurship day in the City of Tshwane, featured 30 graduates from the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a program run in South Africa by the United States Mission to South Africa and AWIEF and which empowers young women with the knowledge and skills they need to own and manage successful businesses.
The young entrepreneurs grabbed the opportunity to showcase and sell their products and services, connect with shoppers (and one another) and enjoy the market’s lively atmosphere and a fantastic line-up of music
Here’s what the entrepreneurs had to say:
Thank you for investing your time, and resources in our lives. This expo meant so much to us, it honestly unlocked a whole different level in our entrepreneurial journey and we’ll forever be thankful. – Akane Matjokane, Akane Magic Photography
Thank you AWE, AWIEF & US Mission. Made so many connections especially B2B. 2023 is looking 🌞.- Pheladi Chiloane, African Agricultural Solutions
Thank you very much to AWE and AWIEF for the expo today. I had a lot of fun and met amazing people. 🤝 I couldn’t have asked for a better event to end my expos for the year. 😍🌞 – Michelle Lingham, The Solar Power Café
Thank you AWIEF for this great opportunity. We made some great connections and are looking forward to taking our business to the next level. – Linda Headbush, Mnandi Pantry Delights
I am eternally grateful for your efforts of kindness and support. I got to meet and talk to women who live to shine and uplift others selflessly. I will never forget today. – Zowi Lawrence, DIVRENT (Pty) Ltd