WISE is about bringing aboard a selective cohort of women innovators and technology leaders to deepen their social impact with a creative mentorship programme.
AFI since its inception, has been working to empower women social entrepreneurs. It is our aim to provide systematic solutions to the challenges faced by women. We have built an online networking portal that will enable AFI to conduct a series of capacity building programs for women entrepreneurs in its fold through mentorship sessions, webinars and podcasts.
By reflecting on the journeys of women social entrepreneurs in the past, we aim to bridge the gaps of opportunity of investment and scaling through tailor-made interventions.
In recognition of our relentless support to women
entrepreneurs, we are now backed by the eBay Foundation to take
our mission to the next level. We intend to develop more customized
interventions including mentorship, funding and further opportunities to present
to our investors.
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AFI recognizes the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs and hence the need to empower them. In the recent past, various AFI programs have benefitted such entrepreneurs. A few of them include:
"We have had a great experience with AFI till now. AFI is bringing together like-minded women social entrepreneurs and creating a community where we all extend help and support for each other and share best practices for collective benefit of the society. This platform is possible only because of AFI's efforts. I highly recommend that every woman social entrepreneur should connect with AFI."
"Being a part of AFI-WISE program made me realize the importance of community. I loved the cohort, the kind of diversity and learning that is there shared amongst the WISE cohort fellows and the mentors AFI helped me connect with. The HUDDLE sessions was something very new, I have not been in a set up where there are multiple mentors brainstorming and ready to solve a problem, it has always been a one-on-one interaction - opening up so many possibilities. The team understands varying needs of founders and customizes the program fitting our schedule."
"The biggest USP of the WISE program is peer-to-peer learning. You get to interact with other women who are quite different from you, but have also very successfully grown their businesses. And that is something that helps look at my journey and how I look forward to how I want to run things. Every woman in the cohort has their unique strengths and different models. So the brainstorming, the problem solving that happens is extremely special. The 2nd advantage of the WISE program is the global aspect. Just a few weeks into the program, I was invited to pitch the UK Chapter of AFI. It was a very interesting experience as they gave great feedback, most of it was on the constructive side for things I need to do to grow my business further. While it was very encouraging, it also was with a growth mindset of how I can take my business to the next level. So, anyone who is looking to join the program, you will be able to grow your business in a caring, supporting environment, getting a lot of exposure to international networks which is a critical aspect today."
If you are a woman social entrepreneur wanting to enroll in this program, write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org