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Pro­mot­ing fe­male en­tre­pren­eur­ship

14.01.2022, News :

The potential of female start-ups is great. The mentoring programme "Female Shift" aims to promote female founders in Africa. Be part of the cooperation between women in Germany and Africa - and apply now! 

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The influence of women in society, business and politics is growing. However, in terms of leadership positions, earning and career opportunities, the gender gap is still strongly noticeable. This also applies to the start-up area: Female founders are still underrepresented and find it difficult to access financing through venture capital or scaling-up.

The corona pandemic is also hitting women worldwide much more severely than men. This is especially true for developing and emerging countries. But it is precisely there that the potential of female start-ups is great: societal challenges are tackled here with socio-ecological innovations.

Within the framework of “Female Shift”, the Business Scouts for Development (BSfD) programme aims to create digital offers for African and German women entrepreneurs and set up a mutual mentoring programme.  The final goal is to promote female entrepreneurship, by fostering the cooperation between women in Germany and Africa.

Join the mentoring programme by sending in the mentoring questionnaire to femaleshift@giz.de.

"Female Shift" Mentoring Programme (leverist.de)