Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme



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

Targeting local women owners, operators, and managers, it builds the leadership and business skills of women entrepreneurs in Guyana to help them grow companies across a wide variety of industries and sectors. The Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry Guyana (WCCIG) partners with Accelerate-Her to act as lead mentors, guest facilitators, and expert speakers.


The programme

The programme

Accelerate-Her is designed to enable the growth of small businesses through tailored workshops, access to one-on-one business advisory services, mentoring, 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 business background and focus.

Accelerate-Her seeks motivated women entrepreneurs who recognise 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.

Accelerate-Her mentors

The Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry Guyana (WCCIG) partners with Accelerate-Her to act as lead mentors, guest facilitators, and expert speakers. WCCIG is a nonprofit charitable organisation dedicated to creating a collective voice for women and assisting women to achieve success and economic independence through business ownership and self-employment.

The first cycle of Accelerate-Her ran from September – December 2021

Phase One

  • 35 participants
  • Weekend bootcamp (17-19 Sept.)
  • Group sessions and take-home activities
  • Business model and value proposition development

Phase Two

  • 15 select participants (from the bootcamp)
  • Nine-week programme
  • 8-10 hours per week
  • 1:1  mentorship, tailored coaching and workshops
  • SWOT analysis of business
  • Demo day with business community, potential buyers, and partners

Business Showcase