However, whilst Sub Saharan Africa has the highest rate of female entrepreneurship across the world (27%), the typical business profile is a consumer-oriented, one-woman enterprise with no employees and low expectations for future growth.
There are numerous NGO and skill building programs focused on micro and small businesses, but limited attention has been paid to investing in high growth female entrepreneurs who have the greatest potential to create large enterprises.
It is these women who have the power to become global leaders and effect change on a mass scale.
The Huawei-She Leads Africa Fellowship is the first program of its kind to provide female tech entrepreneurs from across Africa the opportunity to visit China and receive a behind the scenes experience at the technology giant.
Fellows will also be able to network with peer entrepreneurs and develop relationships with investors and companies interested in doing business in Africa.
The entrepreneurs will be visiting Shenzen as well as Shanghai.
Eligible applicants must be women between the ages of 18-40 who are building a technology business focused on Africa.
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