Google is celebrating Worldwide Girls’s Day by asserting three new initiatives to empower ladies entrepreneurs in Africa and supply them with the sources they should succeed.
The initiatives embrace the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa: Girls Founders Cohort, the Hustle Academy for Girls-Led SMEs, and a social media sequence celebrating inspiring ladies in Africa’s know-how sector.
Folarin Aiayegbusi, Head of Startup Ecosystem, Africa, stated, “We’re thrilled to announce the chosen startups for the inaugural class of our Google for Startups Accelerator Africa: Girls Founders Cohort. These ladies are tackling a few of Africa’s most urgent challenges, and we’re excited to assist them as they construct the longer term.” The 15 startups chosen for this system are from eight African international locations and are creating modern options that enhance livelihoods of their communities.
Google’s Hustle Academy is a boot camp-style coaching program designed to assist entrepreneurs improve income, place themselves for funding, and construct sustainable companies for the longer term. As a part of its Worldwide Girls’s Day celebrations, Google plans to host six women-focused cohorts of the Hustle Academy program in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa all through March. Girls entrepreneurs in these international locations are invited to use to affix these cohorts at g.co/hustleacademy.
Lastly, Google celebrates inspiring ladies in Africa’s know-how sector by means of its #WomeninIT social media sequence. The sequence options the tales of six inspiring ladies who’re breaking limitations and impacting know-how, enterprise, entrepreneurship, innovation, and startups on the continent.
In response to Dorothy Ooko, Head of Communications, Google Africa, “At Google, we’re dedicated to offering ladies entrepreneurs in Africa with entry to funding, mentorship, and networking alternatives. Our applications purpose to bridge the hole and empower ladies to achieve their respective fields.”