She Leads Africa to expand She Hive workshops, co-working spaces

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Female entrepreneurship support organisation She Leads Africa has announced it will expand its She Hive professional bootcamp and co-working space for ambitious young women to more than five African countries in 2016.

She Leads Africa piloted the She Hive in Lagos, Nigeria concept earlier this year, with over 30 sessions covering topics such as raising seed capital, communicating with your customers and using data and analytics to drive business decisions.

The weeklong bootcamps are designed to help young women develop their career and business skills, join a community of leaders, and network with mentors and investors.

She Leads Africa will next year expand She Hive to reach more cities, connect with more ambitious young women and bring in more pan-African and global experts. Its first stop will be in Accra, Ghana, on January 20-24, with more than 15 sessions of training and mentorship, expert led classes and resources.

“At She Hive Accra, we’ll have a virtual pass for community members who are unable to physically attend the event,” said She Leads Africa co-founder Yasmin Belo-Osagie.

“We’re also launching She Leads Africa co-founder Office Hours which will allow entrepreneurs to book time with an She Leads Africa co-founder to discuss strategy or to review their pitch deck. As former strategy consultants, the She Leads Africa team is trained to help businesses reach their potential and we’re excited to share those skills with our community.”

She Hive will then move on to Abuja, Nigeria, in March, and Nairobi, Kenya in June, with the organisation encouraging members of the public to vote for where they would like to see the She Hive visit. That feedback will help choose the final three cities.

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