SHE WORKS HERE

The Accelerator is designed to respond to the capacity challenges female entrepreneurs in Nigeria face. The pipeline serves as a deal originator and feeder to SME.NG’s financing facilities and funds.

OUR STORY

Women entrepreneurs in Africa face a credit gap of $42 billion relative to their male counterparts, according to the African Development Bank. This gap has created an economic ceiling for female owned businesses. The financing constraint is further exacerbated by the lack of adequate business training to manage and scale women-led enterprises. She Works Here is specifically created by SME.NG to address these problems. From decades of experience in philanthropy, impact investing and investment management alongside an in-depth understanding of the challenges of women entrepreneurs, the founders of SME.NG have designed She Works Here as a bespoke “all women accelerator” that will focus on building the business capacity of women entrepreneurs and giving them access to investors and funders.

ABOUT THE ACCELERATOR

She Works Here accelerator is structured around three (3) broad pillars:​

BUSINESS GROWTH​

  • Business plan preparation,
  • Marketing & Branding,
  • Succession planning,
  • E-commerce & Digitization (Ebi Market).

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE​

  • Non-financial

    • Mentorship,
    • Advisory services,
    • Governance,
    • ESG.

    Financial

    • Non-recoverable grants for regulatory compliance

ACCESS TO FINANCE​

  • Due diligence,
  • Access to finance,
  • Access to co-investment opportunities,
  • Access to COVID-19 relief financing.

VALUE CREATION FRAMEWORK

TESTIMONIALS

“Joining the Accelerator is one of the best decisions I made last year. It expanded my insight on how to scale up my business”.

LYDIA THOMPSON
CEO – All Green Integrated Farms

 

PHARM. AJOKE OLUWASANMI
CEO – Triumvirate AOL Ltd.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to be a beneficiary of the good works been done by SHE WORKS HERE Team and exposure they are given to women entrepreneurs in Nigeria”.

IMPACT TO DATE