To be the leading organization that provides a platform for women to realize their entrepreneurial potentials in Africa.
We will continually inspire, empower and educate female entrepreneurs in Nigeria and Africa to reach their highest potentials in business, at home and in their personal lives.
SME100 Nigeria Woman would adopt a three pronged strategy towards achieving our vision and mission.
Mentorship programmes for young and inspiring female entrepreneurs. This would be done in two buckets.
SME100 Young Business Woman Mentorship Programme
This would provide mentorship for teenage girls, female university students and female youth corp members who have businesses by leveraging on the past and present female members of the 25 under 25 community as mentors.
SME100 Business Woman Mentorship Programme
This would provide mentorship to mature business women who are members of the SME100 community. The mentors would be established women in business who are able to provide guidance and insight to community members.
The SME100 Woman Community
SME100 Woman would also inspire female entrepreneurs by providing an online platform for women to share their experiences, learn from each other and network.
This would also be executed in two buckets.
Vocational Skills Acquisition
This involves training young adults and women without a viable source of income in soft skills such as bead making, soap making, sewing, baking etc. to empower them to become income earners.
In partnership with organisations and individuals, SME100 Woman will give grants of N50,000- N100,000 to female graduates of the SME100 vocational skills acquisition programme. The objective of this is to provide capital for them to set up viable businesses using the skills they have acquired.
SME100 Woman Nigeria, will educate female entrepreneurs through various platforms
International Women’s Day Conference
This would hold every year in commemoration of international women’s day: March 8th.
SME100 Nigeria Woman Business Lunches
These would function as informal question and answer sessions anchored by nspirational Women in Business.
SME100 Women Workshops
These are formal class room trainings covering topics such as Finance for small businesses, digital marketing, business development for small women etc.
The Online Community
SME100 Woman Nigeria, will also educate female entrepreneurs by providing enlightening, relevant and informative content that drive business success on the SME100 Woman online community.
SME100 Nigeria Woman would establish thought leadership in the area of women in business by carrying out periodic research work, studies and surveys covering issues faced by women in business. The results of these would be made available to the government, private institutions, NGOs and decision makers to foster conversations on the ease of doing business as a woman in Nigeria.