U.S. Consulate in collaboration with Ascend Studios Foundation Announces Application for 2022 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

Lagos – For the fourth year of AWE, the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos in partnership with Ascend Studios Foundation and Venture Garden Foundation has officially opened the 2022 application for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) - a U.S. Government initiative set up to empower female entrepreneurs all over the world. participants will be selected from [...]

ASF partners with the Ooni of Ife, Swedish Embassy Nigeria, ViacomCBS Africa, The YD Company for the WIFTI Summit 2022 in Nigeria

L-R - Bada Akintunde-Johnson (Country Manager, ViacomCBS Networks Africa), Inya Lawal (Secretary, WIFTI), Carl Michael (Swedish Ambassador to Nigeria), HRM Ogunwusi Adeyeye Enitan (the 51st Ooni of Ife), Helene Granqvist (WIFTI President), Nicole Ackermann (President, WIFTI German Chapter), Yetty Ogunnubi ( CEO, The YD Company). In anticipation of the Women in Film and TV International [...]

The U.S Consulate, Ascend Studios Foundation Graduate 2020/2021 AWE Participants

Drawing from a pool of over 15,000 plus applicants from women-owned SMEs across Nigeria, 200 women entrepreneurs and 50 special participants have graduated from the 3rd cohort of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a U.S. government initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world. The program has been designed as access for Nigerian women [...]

U.S. Consulate Announces Application for 2021 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

Lagos — The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos and Ascend Studios Foundation have partnered to implement the 2021 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a U.S. Government initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world, now in its third year. 200 participants will be selected from the 17 states of southern Nigeria for the 2021 cohort. [...]