WELA Programmes

​• WELA Programme, Accra – November 2019 - June 2020
​• WELA Programme, Lagos – November 2019 - June 2020
​• WELA Programme, Johannesburg – March - June 2020

The Women Entrepreneurship & Leadership for Africa Programme (WELA) is a practical, hands-on programme that examines the issues, challenges and opportunities women face in creating, managing and leading companies in Africa.  It aims to teach women how to become effective entrepreneurs and also provides them with the skills to coach other women entrepreneurs. The 5-module programme includes Entrepreneurship mentoring throughout the duration of the programme.

2019 Cohort Programme Schedule




Entrepreneurial Finance and Accounting

November 22-24 2019

November 29-December 1, 2019

Strategy and Innovation in Entrepreneurial Ventures

January 24-26, 2020

January 30-February 1, 2020


February 2020

February 2020

Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing Strategy

March 20-22, 2020

March 27-29, 2020

Entrepreneurship, Gender and Leadership in Africa

April 17-19, 2020

April 24-26, 2020


May 2020

May 2020

China Immersion

June 2020 (Shanghai, Hangzhou and Yiwu)

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