Women make up 55% of our programs and we hope to grow our investment through these four powerful initiatives:
1. univ leadership program
Education prevents poverty. Less than 3% of women in Sub-Saharan Africa attend University. Let’s change this.
2. the accelerate academy
Business is the key to African prosperity. Let’s ensure more women can start, fund, and scale a business.
3. women's mentorship
We are matching 4th year students with 1st year students to help women navigate University and beyond.
4. usa internship program
We are helping our brightest graduates secure internships at top companies throughout America.
why you should invest in women
Education prevents poverty, yet less than 3% of African women attend University compared to 60% in the Global North.
African female University graduates earn 48% more income than girls who only graduated from High School.
Upon receiving income, African women reinvest 90% of it into their families and communities.
Educated girls have fewer and healthier babies. One year of formal education can result in a 10% decrease in fertility, giving smaller families the opportunity to thrive.
invest in her future!
Our current funding leads to hundreds of applications for only a handful of spots in our education and entrepreneurship programs.
Your generous investment will help narrow the gap for the 87.5% of young people who deserve a chance at education, entrepreneurship, mentorship, and opportunity.
our impact in 2016
In 2016, we’ll impact 10,200 people across
6 African countries
This year, Accelerate Entrepreneurs secured more than $40,000 in investments with 82% going to women-run ventures
Our University Leadership program has a 93% graduation rate