Africa’s economy is rising and we want women to be part of the success story

Empowering women entrepreneurs

We’re spearheading a movement to empower women with confidence, skills, savvy, networks and opportunities to take their business to the next level.

Our unique ACT formula catalyses business growth amongst small to medium enterprises, and equips them with the skills and resources to mentor peers and help other women entrepreneurs grow alongside them.

A – amplify the voice of women business leaders and role models

C – connect women to mentors, networks, opportunities and resources

T – train, mentor and build skills in marketing, strengthening entrepreneurial mindsets, online business development and business growth strategies.

Strengthening the business development ecosystem

As well as providing direct support for women business owners, WESA strengthens the business environment and creates market opportunities.

  • We’re pioneering women-owned business certification and labels for Zimbabwe, to link in with existing international women-owned certification processes in partnership with national partners.
  • We’re linking local business owners with mentors in the diaspora, so that they can share ideas, contacts and opportunities.
  • We’re leveraging international partnerships with the Social Enterprise Sisterhood, Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 and other leading groups that support women in business.

Who we are

Juliet Le Breton is our dynamic CEO. She’s a social entrepreneur and a former international development consultant, with extensive experience in undertaking technical, policy and national planning consultancies in 21 countries. She’s also CEO of the international Social Enterprise Sisterhood, a growing alliance of international entrepreneurs who work for social and a Global Ambassador for Empowering a Billion Women by 2020. In 2014 she gave a TEDxHarare talk on “Sex, Money and Divine Inspiration: how growing women enterprise can accelerate the end of HIV in Southern Africa.” For more info, see her bio here.

Please join our network

We’re looking for mentors, women entrepreneurs and partners to join us in investing in women, changing lives and helping empower women entrepreneurs across Africa.

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