Empowering Urban Women Entrepreneurs

The Accelerating Urban Women Entrepreneurs in South African Metros (AUWESAM) program aims help support aspiring women and young entrepreneurs in metropolitan areas, create jobs and make efficient use of enterprise development funds. AUWESAM will support 30 entrepreneurs through mentorship, business development services and access to finance to improve their small businesses. Outcomes will be documented and a paper will be produced and disseminated to key enterprise development entities, provincial entities and the Incubation Support Programme run by the South African Government’s Department of Trade & Industry.