Accelerate-Her Forward

The Centre’s Accelerate-Her women entrepreneurship programme offers an exciting opportunity for Guyanese women to access business workshops and professional mentoring to take their businesses to new heights.

Accelerate-Her targets local women owners, operators, and managers to build the leadership and business skills of women entrepreneurs to grow their companies across a wide variety of industries and sectors. The Centre’s programme accelerates local small business through tailored workshops, access to one-on-one mentoring, and creating a supportive peer-learning environment for women.

Over 90 women entrepreneurs from seven different regions across a multitude of sectors applied to be a part of Accelerate-Her. Applicants were shortlisted based on their coachability, commitment to growth, and clear business objectives.

Phase one features a two-day bootcamp for 35 participants with peer and mentor connections, brainstorming for growth, and practicing business pitches. In phase two, 15 select participants from the bootcamp will partake in a nine-week mentorship and entrepreneurship experience culminating in a Business Showcase to potential buyers and partners in December.

Applicants will be guided by lead mentors from the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry Guyana, and other volunteer mentors through an open-call process. The Centre will continue to promote inclusive economic growth through increasing business capacity and competitiveness in and out of the oil and gas sector. Visit to learn more.