The Women Digital Entrepreneurship Program, a joint venture by Entrepreneurs Access and Nerdzfactory Foundation, has successfully equipped 500 Nigerian women with essential digital business skills. In response to the challenges faced by women, particularly in Nigeria, where they constitute over 60% of the disadvantaged population, this initiative aims to harness the country’s digital growth for transformative change.
As Nigeria’s digital landscape flourishes, with an expected surge from 84 million to 117 million internet users by 2027, the program arrived at an opportune moment. Covering crucial topics like online business initiation, digital business identification, customer acquisition, social media marketing, funding, and effective bookkeeping, the program provided a comprehensive education for both established and aspiring female entrepreneurs.
Ade Olowojoba, the Managing Director of Nerdzfactory Foundation, emphasized the economic and moral imperative of empowering women. He stated, “By equipping women with the tools they need to excel in the digital economy, we are not only transforming individual lives but also making a substantial contribution to the growth and development of our nation.”
Participants engaged in webinars underwent an intensive boot camp which concluded with a summit. This multifaceted approach furnished them with practical knowledge and resources vital for launching online businesses. The summit, a pivotal component, featured key stakeholders and successful entrepreneurs who shared invaluable insights on women’s business growth and support. The event culminated in a pitch/grant competition, awarding prizes to the top three business ideas/pitches from boot camp participants.
This program welcomed Nigerian women aged 20 to 45, representing just one facet of Access and Nerdzfactory Foundation’s collaborative efforts to empower Nigerians. Both organizations are unwavering in their commitment to building a stronger Nigeria, recognizing entrepreneurship as a cornerstone of this shared vision.