AWE First Edition Program

What is the

AWE Program

Douar Tech and the US Embassy Morocco hosted the first edition of the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs Program in Morocco from January to July 2021. The program aimed to promote the economic independence of female entrepreneurs from across Morocco. Douar Tech led a 6-month virtual training program for 50 participants that culminated with a 4-day bootcamp in Marrakech. The AWE connected female entrepreneurs from 15 provinces to benefit from a high-quality curriculum, develop a sustainable professional network, and transfer skills to 880+ community members through locally hosted workshops.

What we do

Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs

Throughout the program, our participants developed proficiency in entrepreneurial and business skills through their own entrepreneurial project and locally hosted programming. Douar Tech implemented the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs through a multi-step approach, ensuring sustainable impact:

01

Core Courses

Participants will attend sessions to understand concepts from the DreamBuilder curriculum, provided by in partnership with Arizona State University, in order to apply their knowledge with baseline principles.

02

Expert Speakers

Douar Tech will utilize its vast network of digital and entrepreneurial professionals from the Moroccan ecosystem, as well as American counterparts, to provide real-life context to participants and create channels for mentorship and guidance.

03

Personal Project

Participants are expected to prepare context for a local community initiative that may be further developed utilizing the skills gained from the bootcamp and contacts with new professionals and female entrepreneurs. 

04

Peer Mentoring

Participants are paired off in a partner program that serves as an informal form of peer mentorship and system of accountability. Partners should study together and hold each other accountable for attendance to workshops and courses, offering as a first arm for questions or feedback.

05

Local facilitation workshops

Participants are required to complete at least 2 local facilitation sessions with community members in Darija on a selected course from the DreamBuilder curriculum. This will allow a ripple effect of the transfer of knowledge. Using the local language increases efficiency and helps to reach all types of audiences.

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