Access Bank and Nerdzfactory Foundation Collaborate – WDEP 3.0 Equips Female Entrepreneurs for Digital Transformation

Access Bank and Nerdzfactory Foundation Collaborate – WDEP 3.0 Equips Female Entrepreneurs for Digital Transformation

The Women Digital Entrepreneurship Program (WDEP) is a comprehensive business growth initiative aimed at empowering women with the digital skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to initiate, expand, and monetize their businesses.

Spearheaded by Access with implementation support from the Nerdzfactory Foundation, this program seeks to enable businesswomen to digitize their operations effectively and position their ventures for sustained market relevance and success.

Overview of the Training:

Geared towards both existing and aspiring female entrepreneurs, the Women Digital Entrepreneurship Program (WDEP) offers a platform for learning and opportunities to flourish in the online business landscape.

Program objectives include fostering a greater number of women-led online businesses, advancing women’s entrepreneurship, bridging the digital gender gap, and enhancing the economic outcomes of women.

Focus Areas and Program Features:

Central to the program’s curriculum are vital skills in digital business management, social media marketing, online business administration, business pitching, bookkeeping, and more.

To ensure maximum impact, the program incorporates several components:

Women Digital Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (WDEB)

Women Digital Entrepreneurship Summit

Business Connect Webinar

Opportunity to pitch for a grant

These initiatives, including boot camps, webinars, and summits, provide participants with practical, hands-on knowledge and resources essential for launching and scaling their online enterprises.

The program culminates in a pitch/grant competition, where the top three business ideas/pitches from boot camp participants stand a chance to win prizes to support their ventures.

Eligibility Criteria:

To participate in the program, applicants must meet specific eligibility criteria:

Nigerian Female Citizen

Unemployed or underemployed women

Age between 25-40 years

Minimum education levels of SSCE & OND

Access to the internet

Benefits and Learning Outcomes:

Through the Women Digital Entrepreneurship Program (WDEP), participants can expect to gain proficiency in various areas, including:

Starting an online business

Identifying viable online business opportunities

Leveraging social media to drive website traffic and boost sales

Harnessing social media platforms for targeted audience engagement

Perfecting business pitching skills

Basic bookkeeping techniques

Program Logistics and Application Deadline:

While physical classes will take place at the Nerdzfactory Company in Ogudu GRA, Lagos, virtual classes will be conducted via Zoom.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by the deadline of March 28, 2024, to seize this valuable opportunity for entrepreneurial growth and digital empowerment.

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