The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is a program that helps women start and grow successful businesses. By providing them with the knowledge, skills, and connections they need to succeed. AWE also helps to promote women's economic opportunities and ensure that women have the resources they need to participate in the economy. AWE aligns with the U.S. National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality, which aims to create a more equitable and just society for all.
Firdowsa Abdurrahman, who owns one of the most influential small businesses in Mogadishu. Firdowsa started her business with only $300, but she kept going because of her perseverance and hard work. She now owns a successful small business where she plans and manages events and makes personalized, customized gifts and printings.