African Women Leadership Fund



The Economic Commission for Africa its partners, through the African Women Leadership Fund, aim to create a sustainable platform to accelerate the growth of women-owned and operated companies across Africa, as captains of industry in the startup space, and also create a framework for supporting microenterprise.

The African Women Leadership Fund will work with and support women-owned and run fund management companies, as well as women-focused impact funds. To do this, the Fund will raise investment and technical assistance capital and build a platform to identify, mentor, support, and invest in women entrepreneurs at scale.

In this online empowerment platform, we are aiming to identify talented aspiring women fund managers who could lead these investments. Register in the program to learn more.

African Women Leadership Fund website


Who is this for?

  • Women finance professionals working in existing funds, banks, NGOs, Incubators, Accelerators and various government bodies
  • Women who are graduating or have graduated with finance degrees
  • Women entrepreneurs who have a good understanding of venture-backed investment
  • Women angel investors who have had experience in investing in various ventures