Training and Grants for Kenyan Women Entrepreneurs

Training and Grants for Kenyan Women Entrepreneurs

Training and Grants for Kenyan Women Entrepreneurs

Applications are now open for "Launch & Grow: The Kenyan Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Program" which is a unique first-of-its kind program offered to select groups of both emerging women entrepreneurs and seasoned Kenyan women entrepreneurial leaders.

The Women for Africa Foundation, through collaboration with Babson College and Banco Santander, will offer a transformational and very unique learning experience designed to accelerate the impact and success of the participating entrepreneurs’ businesses.

The program includes an intensive one-week residency at Babson’s main campus located near Boston, Massachusetts, USA in addition to e-learning, coaching, and mentoring post-program in Nairobi. The one week intensive training in Babson College will be held in June 14th-19th.

Program Objectives

  • The overarching goal of “Launch and Grow: The Kenyan Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program” is a bold one: to bridge career stage and status to create far greater opportunities for high potential women entrepreneurs in the country to create extraordinary economic and social value.
  • As a participating emerging business leader or entrepreneur, applicants will develop an opportunity-focused mindset and an appreciation for how Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® can be applied to their life and their work in a variety of contexts and environments.

    The program emphasizes learning by doing. Concepts and theories will be quickly applied through an action learning methodology.

  • The program offers participants the opportunity to become a member of a Network of Women Entrepreneurs who have lived the Launch & Grow experience and are willing to share their entrepreneurial skills and to create new business opportunities.


  • The applicants awarded with the grant will receive a 845 euro Travel Allowance.
  • The grant will cover the expenses related to the accommodation in Babson College during the one week intensive training as well as all the tuition fees concerning the training.


  • Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®
  • Vision and values and building their culture Creativity and design thinking
  • Business model development
  • Building effective teams
  • Financing
  • Marketing and brand building
  • Growing and scaling their ventures
  • Learning and growing from Failure
  • Strengths based power and influence
  • Creating effective mentor relationships
  • Building their networks and community.

    Eligibility Criteria

  • The program will accept applications from these two groups of participants, both of whom must be founders/owners/CEOs/ or Managing Directors of registered companies.

    The maximum number of participants will be 14.

  • All business women living in Kenya, regardless of their citizenship are eligible.
  • It falls under the responsibility of the selected candidates to be in possession of a valid visa to travel to the United States in June 2020.

    Apply by 15th February.

    For more information and application details, see; Training and Grants for Kenyan Women Entrepreneurs

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