Growth4Her Investor Readiness Accelerator Program for Women SMEs


Growth4Her is a 6-month Investor Readiness Accelerator Program, open to women in West and Central Africa. They are currently running cohorts in Cameroon and Nigeria. While the application portal is always open, selected candidates will only be contacted when they have been selected for a new cohort.

Each Cohort is open to at least 15 and at most 25 women. To know if you qualify for the program, read the Eligibility Criteria Below.

  • ≥ 51% owned by a woman or,
  •  ≥ 20% owned by a woman and have ≥ one woman as CEO/COO (President/Vice President); and
  •  have ≥ 30% of the board of directors comprised of women, where a board exists.
  • Loan size between US$5,000 and US$1 million (Loans must not be from traditional financial institutions, loans from other sources such as associations, cooperatives  e.g. “tontine/njangi”  “esusu”, family loans may be considered)
  • Between 5 and 300 employees
  • Sales between US$35,000 and US$15 million
  • Assets between US$100,000 and US$15 million
  • Can dedicate 1 week to an intense virtual/ physical Bootcamp
  • Can dedicate 3 hours for mentorship engagement for a period of 8 weeks
  • Must be a C-Level executive in the organization

For more information and application, visit the official website of the Growth4Her accelerator program. 


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