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