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Facebook Collaborates With SheLeadsAfrica To Empower Females In Nigerian Universities

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Facebook in collaboration with SheLeadsAfrica is set to intensify entrepreneurial training and empower more females in entrepreneurship in Nigeria adding that it would include ten universities for the training.

While speaking at the “SheMeansBusiness” dinner in Lagos, Sherry Dzinoreva, Head, Facebook Policy Programs declared that the training would be intensified through its “SheMeansBusiness” program for females that was launched in Nigeria in 2018 wich has trained over 4000 female entrepreneurs in the country.

Dzinoreva said that the idea behind the program is to create an entrepreneurship platform for women exclusively where women can come together to learn how to use digital platforms to grow their businesses as well as have a number of other types of engagements.

“We are training thousands of women this year. Not very different from what we did last year, the only difference this year is that we are going into 10 different universities across the country to train entrepreneurs.

“This year, we are also bringing financial literacy into the program. It is an opportunity to empower and support female business owners and aspiring female business owners. There is something about creating spaces for women because we know that when women are doing well, their families, industries, communities and the economy is ultimately doing well,” she stated.

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The Co-Founder, SheLeadsAfrica, Afua Osei, stated that this was the company’s third year of working with Facebook on a program to teach, train and support women entrepreneurs.

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