Categories: Women In Tech

Mary Olushoga – Founder of The AWP Network to Launch First of its Kind Program for Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

Mary Olushoga’s African Women Power (AWP) Network has announced the launch of a vendor program in collaboration with Shoprite Nigeria to help increase the number of women entrepreneurs who supply to Shoprite.

The AWP Network Vendor program is a capacity building program for local vendors seeking professional guidance regarding best practices and guidelines to become vendor suppliers. The AWP Network Local Vendor Program in collaboration with Shoprite Limited, Nigeria will provide a real life opportunity for women entrepreneurs in Nigeria to get their products out into the marketplace.

 Vendors are also provided the opportunity to pitch their products for consideration as a supplier to various program retail and institutional partners.

Nigeria needs more success stories, this is why AWP Network deems it important to support women entrepreneurs to support and facilitate the rise of manufacturing, innovation and entrepreneurship. This we believe will help to reduce Nigeria’s high unemployment rate. We truly believe that this program is great for Nigeria’s community and economic development.

” says Mary Olushoga, Founder of The AWP Network, a social enterprise based in Lagos.  For this project, Shoprite Nigeria Limited is one of our founding partners.

Since opening its first store in Lagos in December 2005, Shoprite Nigeria has gone on to launch an additional 25 stores across 8 states in the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and employs more than 2000 people, of which 99% are Nigerian citizens.

Shoprite Nigeria was established to provide quality products at the lowest prices. This promise has formed the very foundation of its business, and has helped the company grow into Africa’s largest food retailer. Using its massive bulk buying power, ShopRite Nigeria is able to offer a world-class shopping experience on a variety of food products, household goods and small appliances.


The AWP Network wants you to participate in its vendor program.

Interested in becoming a vendor or supplier; apply for the program through Follow on twitter and instagram: @awpvendor

Have questions or concerns, please email:

The AWP Network to Support Women Entrepreneurs Through its Vendor Program in collaboration with Shoprite Nigeria

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