Women Empowerment, Training & Skills Development, June 14, 2021, 10:22 a.m.

DHL Express and AWIEF Launch Game-Changing Business Skills App in South Africa

Author: riaan@wecanchange.co.za

In a ground-breaking partnership, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, DHL Express and AWIEF have recently launched HerVenture to bring vital entrepreneurial skills and support to women across South Africa.

HerVenture is mobile learning app developed specifically for women who own micro, small and medium sized enterprises in low and middle income countries. The app is currently available in Vietnam, Indonesia, Nigeria and Kenya, having supported over 41,000 women since its first launch in 2018 by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. Now, thanks to support from DHL Express, it comes to South Africa, available for FREE on iOS and Android platforms, to women across the country so they can grow their businesses.

This vital initiative comes at a crucial time: COVID-19 has drastically changed the way women entrepreneurs everywhere live and work, pushing them further into a digital world. For their businesses to survive and thrive, women must be equipped with the knowledge and resources as well as the necessary digital and technological skills development. HerVenture offers essential business training and support ‘on the go’. It features eight learning ‘tracks’ on a range of topics, including launching a business, accessing finance, expanding market access and e-commerce.

Delivered by AWIEF, HerVenture South Africa aims to reach at least 1,600 of women entrepreneurs by the end of October 2021. The enhanced knowledge HerVenture offers means greater business success for women across the country, bringing huge benefits to families, local communities and the economy.


According to Irene Ochem, AWIEF Founder and CEO, 

“Our exciting partnership with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and DHL will surely take us to new heights in the women’s economic advancement and empowerment space in South Africa. The HerVenture app’s new launch creates a great opportunity for women entrepreneurs of small and growing businesses to tap into and further expand their entrepreneurial skills and mindset, enabling them to start and scale their businesses in a sustainable manner. We are very thrilled about this new collaboration, and eager to witness the new app’s lasting positive impact on women entrepreneurs.”

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