The United State Consulate General, Lagos has announced partnerships with Venture Garden Foundation and Ascend Studios Foundation to support the implementation of the 2022 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs.

According to the consulate, AWE is a US government programme that advances women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

It added that at the American Corner in Ikeja on Monday, the US Consulate Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Jennifer Foltz; the Group Head of Venture Garden Foundation, Tesilimi Yusuf; and the President of Ascend Studios Foundation, Inya Lawal, signed a Statement of Intended Cooperation to equip 250 Nigerian women with the practical skills they need to create sustainable businesses through the AWE programme.

In a statement, Foltz said, “The Venture Garden Foundation team will bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge to the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs programme in Nigeria.

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