RevUp Women's Initiative Concludes Inaugural Cohort with Celebration of Women’s History Month

As the world commemorates International Women’s month, AfriLabs is proud to announce its much-anticipated Rev Up Women Initiative Business Showcase  event for the inaugural cohort, funded by Visa Foundation. Titled “RevUp Women: Investing in Women, Inspiring Futures,” this event will mark a significant milestone in empowering female entrepreneurs across Africa. It is scheduled to take place on March 22nd, 2024, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Victoria Island, Lagos.


The RevUp Women initiative is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship among women, providing them with the resources, mentorship, and tailored support needed to thrive in their respective industries. This event serves as a platform to showcase the incredible achievements of the first cohort and inspire future generations of women entrepreneurs and leaders.


The event activities will include a recap of RevUp Women’s first cohort, a look back at the journey of the inaugural cohort, highlighting their successes, challenges, and growth throughout the program. There will be a panel discussion on “Trailblazing Women: Navigating Challenges and Triumphs”: Engaging discussions with high-achieving female entrepreneurs who will share their inspiring success stories, offering valuable insights into overcoming obstacles and achieving greatness.


Participants will have the chance to connect with panelists and fellow attendees, fostering valuable relationships and collaborations. The event will feature a powerful speech by a leading female figure in Africa, offering words of encouragement and motivation to all attendees. 


Additionally, outstanding trainees and entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptional dedication, innovation and impact throughout the program will be recognized. Finally, for the highlight of the business showcase event, there will be an announcement of the ten winners from five African countries who will each receive a grant of $10,000 USD, funded by Visa Foundation.  


“We are thrilled to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our inaugural cohort and to honor the trailblazing women who have inspired us all,” said Anna Ekeledo, Executive Director at AfriLabs. “This event not only celebrates past successes but also lays the groundwork for a future where women entrepreneurs continue to thrive, innovate, and lead change in their communities and beyond.”


“Our work at Visa Foundation teaches us that financial and digital inclusion are powerful catalysts for change,” said Graham Macmillan, President, Visa Foundation. “By investing in an ecosystem that advances women and women-led businesses, we are helping build inclusive economies for everyone, everywhere.”


Join us for the event on March 22nd, 2024, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Victoria Island, Lagos as we celebrate the resilience, creativity, and ingenuity of women entrepreneurs and chart a path forward towards greater gender equality and economic empowerment. We are excited to have you attend, RSVP by filling out this short form: Form 


About RevUp Women

RevUp Women is an initiative dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs across Africa. Through mentorship, training, and access to resources, RevUp Women provides women with the support they need to start and grow successful businesses, driving economic growth and fostering gender equality. Learn more at RevUp Women 

For more information about AfriLabs and the Rev Up Women initiative, visit & RevUp Women 


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