Queer Women in Business + Allies

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relaunching 10 February!

As a nonprofit organization, Queer Women in Business + Allies is a community of 1000+ queer womxn in business with a mission to empower and advance African queer womxn through access. We use the word ‘African’ to refer to entrepreneurs and professionals who are operating in or for the African continent. We envision a world where African queer women in business can easily find inclusive safe spaces to network, equitable access to sustainable business opportunities and supportive mentors to help fuel their dreams forward. We do this by creating experiences and opportunities for our community to connect, collaborate and ignite action towards building thriving businesses and careers. Our activities include: 

  • Chapter events that connect local communities of queer womxn in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban South Africa. We are looking forward to launching a new chapter beyond borders this year! Our first chapter events will take place on 6 March in each city.

  • The QWB+A Startups Pitch Challenge is a 6 week virtual accelerator and pitch competition for African queer womxn entrepreneurs. Applications for our 2020 cohort open in May 2020. 

  • In partnership with Uber SA, our QWB+A 2020 Summit will take place 8-9 November. The summit will bring together 300+ attendees and 45 speakers for a day of networking, talks, workshops and collaboration amongst queer women representing various industries and nationalities. Tickets go on sale 1 February. 

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