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Victoria’s Secret Partners with AWIEF to Launch Powerful Women Entrepreneurs Accelerator in Nigeria

Iconic clothing brand Victoria’s Secret has joined forces with the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) to introduce an impactful new growth accelerator for women founders and leaders growing innovative companies in Nigeria.

Driving Forward Women’s Economic Empowerment

As part of Victoria’s Secret’s The Tour Impact Fund initiative advancing gender equality worldwide, the program aims to provide transformational support unlocking the immense potential of female entrepreneurs to drive sustainable economic development.

By targeting growth-stage, women-led businesses across strategic high-impact sectors, this powerful 7-month partnership strives to catalyze the next generation of women change-makers.

Equipping 20 Women Entrepreneurs with Growth Strategies and Leadership

The customized curriculum offers extensive training, expert guidance and access to networks – empowering 20 selected participants with the tools, knowledge and connections to rapidly scale their companies.

Focus areas will include high-level mentoring, advisory, individualized coaching, and links to financing partners – accelerating both their leadership and business growth.

“This partnership signifies our joint commitment to enabling impact-driven women leaders through amplifying initiatives,” said AWIEF CEO Irene Ochem.

Unlocking Innovation Across Key Sectors

While open to women innovators across all industries, priority will be given to tech-enabled companies in strategic areas like agriculture, health, education, renewable energy, climate solutions, finance and logistics.

Ultimately, by harnessing women’s talent across Nigeria’s economy, the program aims to drive prosperity, social progress and sustainable development.

Victoria’s Secret: Global Platform for Women’s Empowerment

As one of the world’s most prominent brands, Victoria’s Secret lends this new initiative invaluable backing for taking women’s leadership and economic participation to new heights in Nigeria.

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Through its Victoria’s Secret Global Fund for Women’s Cancers and The Tour Impact Fund, its parent company L Brands has invested over $35 million supporting women’s empowerment programs globally.

AWIEF: Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs Across Africa

AWIEF is a leading pan-African women’s economic empowerment organization with a proven track record accelerating high-impact women entrepreneurs through initiatives like its flagship Growth Accelerator.

Its powerful networks and evidence-based advocacy enable AWIEF to drive systemic change advancing women’s entrepreneurship across Africa.

Encouraging Women Innovators to Apply

Women entrepreneurs leading growth-oriented businesses have until March 24, 2023 to apply for this transformative growth accelerator program at AWIEF’s website.

With the combined backing of AWIEF and Victoria’s Secret, this initiative represents an invaluable springboard supporting Nigeria’s most ambitious female innovators and leaders to maximize their impact.

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