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Stay Connected and Making Everything Achievable in partnership with the US embassy

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs was launched in Aotearaoa New Zealand for the first in 2021 

Applications Are Now Open For Our Next In-Take for AWE

 Programme Starts Thursday 1st December -  Sunday 4th December 2022

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE November 28th November 2022

Programme Commitment

  • Start Date: 1st December - 4th December 2022

  • No. of Modules: 13 Modules

  • Timeframe: 4 days

  • Delivery Method: waananga

  • Location: Te Tii Marae, 30 Te Karuwha Parade Paihia Northland 0247

AWE Participant Criteria

  • Women age 18+ 

  • Is thinking of starting or recently started a business

  • Basic computer skills​

  • Access to a device

  • ​Access to Wifi

  • Must be NZ Resident/Citizen

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) established the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) in 2019. AWE is designed for women with an entrepreneurial spirit to provide them with the skills, resources, and networks needed to start and scale successful businesses using the "DreamBuilder" programme

A Step-By-Step Framework For Launching Your Own Small Business


DreamBuilder courses are bundled together to create a step-by-step ONLINE framework for launching or growing your own small business. 

Learn the foundation for starting a business, like planning, marketing, pricing, management, accounting, managing risk, finding funding, setting goals, and more. Whether you’re just starting or already own a business looking to grow, the program can help you hone your skills in key areas.


At the end of the programme, you will have a completed, personalised business plan that will help turn your dream into a reality.
Have an understanding in how to run a business.
Access to Coaching & Mentoring from wahine all ready smashing it in their industries
Building & growing your networks.
Ongoing support through Stay Connected and Making Everything Achievable


Upon course completion, all AWE participants will be entered into ECA’s Exchange Alumni Database. You will receive status as U.S. Govt. sponsored program alumni and get access to IEA's (International Exchange Alumni) resources.

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