Academy for Women Entrepreneurs 2022


In observance of International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Fiona Evans, launched a year-long nationwide project for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) 2022 in the U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa.
In her remarks, DCM Evans highlighted the importance of partnership between the United States and Ethiopia. “Empowering women entrepreneurs benefits not only individual families, it also contributes to the Ethiopian economy overall.” The DCM invited recruits to take advantage of the targeted training to enhance their businesses and startups.
AWE is a U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs initiative that gives enterprising women from around the world the knowledge, networks, and access they need to launch and scale-up successful businesses. The Center for Accelerated Women’s Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) is the organization in charge of the project in Ethiopia, and CAWEE CEO, Nigest Haile, who is also an alumna of the U.S. Embassy’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), led discussions during the event.