Empow'Her Fellowship

Recognize and connect women social entrepreneurs around the globe, who are on a mission to change the world!

Over the past 10 years, Empow’Her has been growing as a key actor in supporting women changemakers in West Africa and Europe, both in the start-up and scale-up phases.

To leverage our expertise and sustain our support for women with impactful projects, we initiated the Empow’Her Fellowship, a community based support network to recognize and connect women social entrepreneurs around the globe, on a mission to change the world!

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Joining the Empow’Her Fellowship means becoming part of a vocal collective of women who are advocating for a more inclusive, feminist and sustainable world, and leaning on Empow’Her’s expertise and network to make it happen.


Women social entrepreneurs supported by Empow’Her in more than 12 countries since 2017

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Social entrepreneurship experts and mentors worldwide, engaged in Empow’Her’s network

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Countries covered by our actions since the creation of Empow’Her. And soon many more!

Who are the Empow’Her Fellowship members?

The Empow’Her Fellowship gathers women changemakers who believe in the values of sorority, engagement and transformation, and express them through their organizations.

An Empow’Her fellow:


Has a leadership posture

That allows her to build relationships with team members,partners and to motivate people towards a common goal.


Takes action for a social cause

That she defends in different social spaces and settings, and that moves and motivates her work.

Is purpose-driven

To make decisions that show her convictions, led by the change she wants to achieve.

As an Empow’Her fellow, her project is:


The solution that she presents, offers another vision of the problem she addresses, and her project is built through fresh propositions at different levels (organizational, economical…).


The project succeeds in constantly providing solutions that have a positive impact on her target and in measuring the impact it creates.


At scale-up stage

The solution she deploys has already shown some proofs of efficiency and the fellow is working on expanding her project (in term of revenues, impact, geography and/or targets).

What does it mean to be part of the Empow’Her Fellowship ?

Once part of the Empow’Her Fellowship, women changemakers  become part of a life-long community and are supported to :

Grow as a leader

Each new fellow receives 6 months of tailored coaching to address their burning challenges, identified through an in-depth diagnosis. Members also benefit from a set of peer-to-peer support methodologies.


Scale-up and sustain your impact

Each new member and their team will have the opportunity to host and participate in webinars and/or workshops on specific and technical topics identified during the diagnosis phase. They will also be able to participate in task forces around cross-cutting themes, to advance common issues shared by all social entrepreneurs around the world (and more!).


Build new alliances

As a key player in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem, Empow’Her offers its fellows access to its international network of experts, partners and events. Empow’her connects women to create virtuous alliances with each other, through the causes they share.

Contribute to the growth of the community!

The Empow’Her team and its network are constantly looking for impactful projects led by powerful changemakers. 

Do you know a woman changemaker with an impactful project ? Nominate her, by filling this form !

Are you a woman social entrepreneur willing to join an impactful community? Test your eligibility and fill the application form  here, open all year round from 9 October.

Next onboardings into the fellowship will be taking place soon : 

  • December 2023
  • January 2024
  • Do you have questions? Contact us


    They were supported by Empow'Her

    "This experience was really about empowerment and knowing who I am"
    Sonia is the founder and president of Pista Magica, an NGO based in Portugal that offers a volunteer school and training content to bring out a new generation of volunteers, able to concretely accompany associations that fight against inequalities in the world.
    Sonia Fernandes, 2020 - Europe
    "A welcoming community, excellent peer coaching, and skill enhancement on various levels – that’s what I found when joining Women’Act"
    Anna is the founder and CEO of Zubaka, a German social company whose mission is to ensure access to education for all, especially for immigrant children and adolescents. To this end, Zubaka provides tools, resources and training for students in the field of education to facilitate educational activities.
    Anna Meister, 2020 - Europe
    "I will be able to put the knowledge I have received into practice in the service of my cooperative and my scaling up".
    Caroline is the founder of the Union of Ragussi Cooperative Societies. It markets cosmetic products based on shea butter in Burkina Faso, produced 100% by women from an organic shea tree farm.
    Caroline Ouegraogo, 2021 - Africa
    "Thank you for these invaluable sessions"
    Coumba is the founder of BY'RECYCL, a young company that recycles waste, particularly used tyres. She wants to be an actor for the sanitation of Mali and for the sensitization and the change of behaviour for the protection and the safeguard of our environment.
    Coumba Diakhite, 2021 - Africa
    "I think today that nothing can destabilise me"
    Marie-Ange founded the agri-food company Ti naturel in 2017 which transforms local vegetables into African sauce concentrate and dehydrated sauces. Through this social company, Marie Ange promotes African cuisine and employs people who are far from employment. She is now looking to expand its market in Côte d'Ivoire to continue working for food safety. She actively supports female entrepreneurship as a board member of Empow'Her Côte d'Ivoire.
    Marie-Ange Kouassi, 2020 - Africa
    "This programme was a great help to me"
    Samsia is the founder of Elite Plus Lab, an inclusive and supportive factory that offers free training in digital professions and entrepreneurship. One of its objectives is to enable young people to find a job quickly or to launch their own activities thanks to an immersion in the business world: sponsorship of the promotion by a company, professional meetings, mentoring, simulated interviews, etc.
    Guissa Islamane Samsia, 2020 - Africa
    "The Women'Act programme has completely opened my eyes to the entrepreneurial world"
    Farida is the promoter of Fara's, an innovative project specialising in the recycling of agricultural, household and industrial waste and whose objective is to provide a sustainable alternative to global warming and therefore contribute to environmental protection.
    Faridatou SEYDOU, 2020 - Africa

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