Accelerate Her


The Centre’s Accelerate-Her programme is a newly launched women entrepreneurship programme offering an exciting opportunity for Guyanese women to access professional mentoring to grow their businesses.

Targeting local women owners, operators, and managers, it builds the leadership and business acumen of women entrepreneurs in Guyana to help develop their skills and expertise across a wide variety of industries and sectors.

The programme

Accelerate-Her is designed to enable the acceleration of small businesses through tailored workshops, access to one-on-one business advisory and mentors, pitch development, and fostering a strong and supportive peer-learning environment for women.  Predicated on successful mentorship and peer-learning models, Accelerate-Her matches a pool of professional mentors with participants based on their professional background and business focus.

Accelerate-Her seeks motivated women entrepreneurs who recognize the value of an interactive and collaborative approach to grow their business acumen and entrepreneurial skills.

Women entrepreneurs looking to expand their company, access new markets or increase efficiencies and innovation should consider applying to the programme.

The first cycle of Accelerate-Her runs from September – December 2021 and will be delivered over a 10-week period.

The application process

The application process

By completing this application interested entrepreneurs automatically apply to both programmes. Our screening process is designed to select women entrepreneurs who will benefit most from the entrepreneurship programmes to achieve success in growing or developing their businesses. Participants will be selected based on their suitability to meet the two programmes’ criteria.

Applicants are encouraged to complete their application in full and ensure the information provided is accurate and the documentation is genuine. Submitting an application does not guarantee admission.

There is no fee associated with applying or participating in the Accelerate-Her or Road to Growth programmes.

Applications are closed for the 2021/22 cycle.