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EWA | Empowering Women in Agrifood

Training, mentoring, business coaching and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs in the agrifood sector. Applications for 2024 edition are closed.


Empowering Women in Agrifood (EWA) is a pioneering programme led by EIT Food, dedicated to equipping women entrepreneurs in the agrifood sector with the tools they need to thrive. For our 5th year, we're excited to welcome 120 talented female entrepreneurs from 12 countries.

Through our intensive 6-month programme, participants receive comprehensive training, personalized mentoring, and exclusive networking opportunities. By the end of the programme, you'll emerge with the knowledge, confidence, and support to turn your ideas into successful, sustainable businesses. Regardless of your age, family situation, or business experience, EWA welcomes women from all backgrounds.

Join us in revolutionizing the food system and become part of a global community driving change in the agrifood industry.

Why this programme?

Comprehensive support for success

Online training

Embark on a 6-month journey of personalized online training, tailored to your specific needs in business and entrepreneurship. Gain access to a wealth of resources designed to enhance your skills and propel your business forward.

Mentorship & ongoing support

Receive over 20 hours of personalized mentoring from experts in business, agrifood, and successful entrepreneurship. As a bonus, access the EIT Food Startup Guide, an invaluable resource offered to you completely free of charge.

Power of community

Immerse yourself in a vibrant community of like-minded entrepreneurs. Participate in exclusive entrepreneurship and networking events alongside high-level stakeholders. With access to our EWA Community, connect with over 500 mentors and female entrepreneurs, tapping into a network that spans the entire agrifood ecosystem.

Funding opportunities

Unlock the potential for financial growth with EWA. Seize the chance to win up to 10,000 euros per country and explore additional EIT Food programmes. Access investors and corporate partnerships to elevate your business to new heights.

EWA around the world

The EWA programme will be implemented in the following 12 countries in 2024 for its fifth edition:

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Türkiye
  • Ukraine


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Join the agrifood revolution with EWA!

Project lead

Lara Rodríguez EIT Food South

Senior Regional Programme Manager

Alicja Krakowska EIT Food North & East

Project Manager

Carolina Silva Marqués EIT Food South

Regional Project Manager

Malgorzata Druciarek EIT Food North & East

Senior RIS Project Manager, Gender and Diversity Officer

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Alba Molina EIT Food South

Regional Communications Officer

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