Future Females Invest have announced their merger with Women of West Africa Entrepreneurship (WOWe), to increase its reach and services to West African Women entrepreneurs. Future Females Invest will acquire WOWe assets, people and customer contracts and the merged business will operate under the FFI brand.
Founded in 2013 by Tori Abiola, the Nigerian Ambassador for WED the UN-Foundation backed initiative for women entrepreneurs, WOWe is a widely respected and impactful organisation that has impacted, supported and trained over 5000 West African women entrepreneurs. WOWe have run the renowned WOWe Festival since 2013 up to 2019 in Lagos providing a high-level networking platform that connects the most influential women entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and dialogue on issues related to entrepreneurship and leadership. The festival brings a unique and superior experience for women entrepreneurs with co-located seminars and masterclasses over two full days, giving visitors the opportunity to network, showcase products and pitch to investors.
“Merging with WOWe offers an exciting opportunity for FFI to enter into some of Africa’s fastest growing markets to support, train and make investments into women entrepreneurs” explains Aysha Julie, CEO of FFI, “WOWe’s track record, connections and clients supports FFIs strategy to financially empower and enable African women entrepreneurs. Tori is an exceptional leader and we are delighted to join forces with her and WOWe to support and grow more women led-businesses”
Tori Abiola of WOWe commented “WOWe’s merger with FFI will create more opportunities and connections for West African women entrepreneurs, helping them to increase their scale and reach. We are happy to share our expertise and knowledge to ensure that women entrepreneurs are supported and able to grow”
The expanded business will now serve Nigeria, Ghana, Tanazania, South Africa and Mauritius.
FFI provides access to finance and markets coaching, training, investment and ecosystem support to African women entrepreneurs and angel investors. We also provide consultancy and training for to help companies work effectively with women and include women in their supply chain to positively impact and financially empower African women.