Women Entrepreneurship Training

The Women Entrepreneurship Training (WET) is a two-day intensive training with an emphasison of womenen etrepreneurs with limited business experiences and /or who are at the start up stage.



The training methodology isapractical,hands-on, attitudinal and behavioral change training program built upon adult learning principles. Much of the facilitation is done by way of case studies,games,roleplay,exercisesand experientialsharing. The training is customized to meet the needs of women entrepreneurs with limited business experience.


Training Content:

Participants are taken through a condensed behavioral and mind set change Programme that introduces them to the 10 Personal Entrepreneurial Competencies (PECs) and its 30 associated behaviors, identified with successful entrepreneurs worldwide.
Three entrepreneurial behaviors under each of the competency are learned and practiced by the participants during the workshop. In addition to the PECs, the training will equip women entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to increase their assertivenessin doing business. In addition, the training will address challenges that women entrepreneurs face and discuss possible solutions to help them address these challenges.


Upon successful completion of the WET, participants will be able to:

·         Recognize and adopt positive entrepreneurial behavior
·         Ensure the survival and grow their businesses
·         Understand the importance of setting realisticgoals and learn how to achievable them
·         Understand the market place and learn howto reachout to new and/or existing customers
·         Understand how to calculate business risks and develop propensity towards calculated risk taking
·         Appreciate customer loyalty and develop techniques geared towards customer satisfaction
·         Equip themselves with skills to increase the efficiency and productivity of their enterprise
·         Understand the importance of planning
·         Develop negotiation skills
·         Understand the importance of developing and maintaining business records
·         Enhance the assertiveness and self-esteem of women entrepreneurs.
·         Sheds light on the unique challengesthat womenentrepreneurs may face and discuss possible solutions to help them address these challenges.

Target Participants:

This training targets women entrepreneurs with limited business experience who is operating an enterprise or an aspiring entrepreneur who is in the planning phase to establish an enterprise. Women entrepreneurs operating in any sector are able to enroll in the training Programme. Candidates are expected to have basic writing and reading skills.
The participants must be able to commit two consecutive full days (usually from 8:30AM – 5:30PM on the training dates). Being late or missing a session results in automatic disqualification of the participant from certification.

Selection Process and Criteria:

Individuals interested in participating in the program must fill out an application form (attach the form here). The application form can also be found at our offices. Once complete, the form must be submitted to an EDC office for further screening. Please make sure you submit the application form to the EDC office located in the city that you would like to take the training. (E.g. participants wanting to enroll in the training programme in Addis Ababa must submit the form to the Addis Ababa EDC office location) (Insert link to EDC office locations)
Once the application is received, it will be further screened based on the below mentioned criteria. Successfully screened applicants will be called for an interview. After successful completion of the interview, the candidate will be enrolled in the training programme on a first come first serve basis. The candidate will be notified ahead of time when the training programme will commence.




Educational Background

Ability to read and right in their own local languages

Age group

18 – 65 years of age, priority being given for young women


Only women

Nature of business

Start up, informal and established business

Economic sector of the business

All economic sectors

Candidates disposition

Highly enthusiastic for innovative entrepreneurship training who believe that training can determine the prospect of his/her business.

Size of business operations

Start up, owners of informal businesses, micro enterprises, small enterprises, and medium enterprises


Able to commit two days for training in the training week (from 8:30AM – 5:30PM on the training dates)

Certificate of Participation:
EDC will provide candidates who successfully complete the programme and fulfill the training requirements with a Letter of Participation. The requirements include full attendance of all sessions, and successfully completing assignments throughout the 2-day training programme.