Made for women by women AccelerateHer is a Shell initiative aimed at empowering our female youth. It focuses on equipping young, driven female aspiring entrepreneurs with the skill-set and knowledge on how to start and run their own business.
This programme is fully funded and supports candidates with through activities including developmental workshops, business development support sessions and mentorship from some of the finest industry experts.
the modern day women owns the boardroom, she’s sealing deals, signing cheques, she’s clear and in charge! It is this realisation that drove Shell and its partners Seed Academy and Women Development Bank Investment Holding to offer a programme that caters to the unique challenges faced by young female entrepreneurs daily.
Since its launch in 2016, the AccelerateHer has had an overwhelming interest from its market. Many of its participants demonstrated commitment and much success. Some have progressed to securing industry licenses for their business operations.
The programme also creates a pipeline for the WDB Seed Fund (an impact fund that provides funding to growth stage business with a particular focus on black women and youth owned businesses.