Marrakech, Morocco, September 25th, 2018 – Honoris welcomed 54 incredible female entrepreneurs from across Africa in the first Women In Africa (WIA) boot camp, hosted at EMSI’s campus in Marrakech. This boot camp builds on Honoris’ training partner position with WIA Philanthropy to empower women entrepreneurs.
Globally, studies show that sub-Saharan Africa boasts the world’s highest rates of women entrepreneurs at 24%, and the boot camp aimed to empower them with entrepreneurial skills through master classes with coaches from Roland Berger, Société Générale and ESCP’s incubator, the Blue Factory – an Honoris academic partner. As we believe that women have the power to transform Africa, all entrepreneurs were also given the opportunity to apply for Honoris Scholarships for Women Entrepreneurs to further their education in order to accelerate their projects.
Committed to encouraging innovation and building entrepreneurs, the boot camp was also attended by several promising Honoris students from Morocco and Tunisia who were able to further develop their entrepreneurial skills for their start-ups, as well as the team leaders of the Honoris’ incubators projects in these countries.
Find out more from some of these inspirational entrepreneurs in our IdeaX – Pioneering Education video series presented below: