Ghanaian Fashion Mogul Wins African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program Award
Siba Adom, a Ghanaian fashionista and style strategist has bagged the African Women’s Entreprenuership Program (AWEP) award. She owns fashion house Chic by Siba, a fashion brand that designs and promotes trendy and unique clothing styles in Ghana.
The African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program was established in 2010 by the US Department of State in collaboration with the US Agency for International Development to build trade capacity for worthy business women, as well as to provide an international platform where African women entrepreneurs can “access the networks, knowledge, and capital they need to grow their businesses, export their products, and create jobs and economic growth in their countries.”
The AWEP program supports sub-Saharan women entrepreneurs in agri-business, food processing, textiles, fashion, and home décor among other industries. The program includes the WeCreate Centers, Clinton Global Initiative Commitment, Training for Trainers, International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), and the Market Access Initiatives.
Adom together with 31 other African women entrepreneurs who won the AWEP program award will be in the US to attend a 3-week fellowship course where they will network and interact with industry experts, NGOs, economic policymakers, and other celebrated entrepreneurs to move their businesses forward while accessing capital along the way.
“I feel very privileged to have been awarded this opportunity. I will make the most of it not just to boost my own business, but also to help other women entrepreneurs benefit from the insights and networks that I gain through the AWEP award,” Adom said.