Women Creating Wealth (WCW) is an initiative of the Graça Machel Trust. We strengthen the skills and confidence of women entrepreneurs in order to address their business challenges. They are then able to scale their businesses from income generation to wealth creation.
We support entrepreneurs in becoming business leaders who will represent women in key decision-making platforms, influencing greater access to markets and finance for women across Africa.
We are connecting 10,000 women to transform their businesses and drive intra-Africa trade.
WCW Ignite is a 5 month intensive blended learning Accelerator Course that acts as a catalyst to boost women entrepreneurs' confidence, knowledge and appetite for growth. The course includes digital learning and virtual engagements with peers and coaching.
Ideally the Course is followed by six months of aftercare which supports the implementation of the entrepreneur's plans for growth.
The WCW Business Community is a post-WCW graduation three-year support intervention to help increase the performance of the alumni in their growth journey and make the WCW dream a reality.
There are three key elements to the Business Community: Connect & Inspire; Access to Market; Access to Funding.
Connect & Inspire is a network and inspiration platform to increase the connection of entrepreneurs in countries across regions in Africa.
Access to market is facilitated through a business directory, market champions, highlighting deal opportunities and industry engagements.
Access to funding is facilitated through financial wellness, pitching practices, investor showcasing and wealth management.
"The training and tools given by the experts who taught the various modules, culminated in ‘mock pitches’ to investors."
"After a few sessions I gained confidence in myself, especially knowing and acknowledging my business stage."
"I now know how to give praise when my staff have done things right. I also learnt how to Know, Find and Grow My Money."