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183 women entrepreneurs from 19 regions of Peru graduated from the “Academy for Women Entrepreneurs" (AWE)
December 28, 2022

In addition, 300 new scholarships are announced for the fourth edition of AWE.

Within the framework of the International Day of Women Entrepreneurs, as part of the activities for the International Week of Entrepreneurship, 36 women entrepreneurs participating in the AWE 3.0 program received seed and working capital for a total of $42,200 for improvements in their businesses.

United States Ambassador in Peru, Lisa Kenna mentioned that AWE is an inclusive program with participants who have gone through very difficult situations, but with the strength to overcome. Women survivors of violence, discrimination, and migrants or members of the LGBTIQ+ community, received training, including with sign language.

For her part, Juana Schmidt, Training and Projects Coordinator of Emprende UP, explained that the 2022 edition of the AWE 3.0 program received more than 650 applications and 316 entrepreneurs from 19 regions of Peru participated in the program.

AWE (Academy for Women Entrepreneurs) is an educational program of the United States government that seeks to empower women around the world by providing specialization and training for their new businesses.

Launch of AWE 4.0 and 300 scholarships for entrepreneurs

As of December 1, registration for AWE 4.0 will open, whose edition will begin on March 8, 2023 and aims to grant scholarships to 300 women entrepreneurs in 8 regions of Peru.

In addition to the certification of the program, the entrepreneurs, whose performance is outstanding, will receive seed and/or working capital, as well as personalized advice. For more information send an email to: proyectos_emprendeup@up.edu.pe