Earn Academic Credits with GC4W University Programs.

The Global Connections for Women Foundation partners with the International School of Management (ISM) to offer Academic Credits to participants in the GC4W University Programs. You can now earn academic credits when you participate in the GC4W Advanced Entrepreneurs Programs for entrepreneurs and business leaders.

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Research findings suggest that the challenges that impediments female entrepreneurs from thriving in their business include lack of education and training, lack of access to finance and capital, gender bias and discrimination, poor leadership management skills, limited access to mentors, and inadequate access to resources.

We partnered with the International School of Management (ISM) to provide accreditation to all the participants in the GC4W Entrepreneurship Programs. What this partnership means is that in addition to completing the training program and earning a certificate of completion with us – participants also acquire academic credits that they can transfer to any degree-granting institutions anywhere in the world. As well as unparalleled access to ISM’s faculty, certificate programs, educational tools and resources, and other degree programs.

We strongly believe that entrepreneurship education is known to cultivate innovative talents and sustainable business ideals, which are an important driving force for future business development practices and business growth.

According to Wei, Lui and Sha’s research, “entrepreneurship education is an important way for entrepreneurs to acquire resources, enhance the innovative ability and innovative personality, and build multi-level learning channels for entrepreneurs by integrating various knowledge and value systems. From knowledge development to skills improvement, entrepreneurship education includes general ability development and improvement of professional ability.”

“In an effort to close the gap on access to quality education for female entrepreneurs and to produce sustainable business endeavors, we have created the GC4W Entrepreneurship Certificate Program. GC4W University Programs will develop female entrepreneurs and their leadership skills so that they may continue to thrive while growing their business. We are excited to partner with ISM to realize our global commitment to creating quality educational programs and to offer great value to the female entrepreneurs in our GC4W University Community” said Lilian Ajayi Ore, Founder & CEO, Global Connections for Women Foundation.”

About the International School of Management (ISM):

The International School of Management (ISM) is a specialized, accredited business school based in Paris, France, with programs on five different continents.

ISM gives students the global perspective they need to thrive as modern business leaders. We do this by keeping our classes small, select and culturally diverse, and by offering programs in major commercial hubs around the world. The school offers three accredited business programs. The International MBA develops the global business leaders of tomorrow, while the DBA is made for experienced executives seeking to tackle the challenges of senior leadership on an international level. For proven senior practitioners, the Ph.D. hones the teaching and research skills needed to give back to the business community and shape the next generation of leaders.

“I am very excited about this new partnership with GC4W. The tremendous work that has been done by Lilian Ore, and her award-winning organization, is entirely in line with the International School of Management’s values and strategic priorities, especially our strong and long-term commitment to Diversity and Inclusion,” said Maurice Forget, ISM Executive Director

About the GC4W University Programs:

The Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) created the GC4W University Programs to increase access to quality education for women and girls worldwide. The aim of the GC4W University Programs is to first create a series of educational programs for the growing community of female entrepreneurs and support them in building scalable and sustainable business practices.

Our goal with the GC4W Entrepreneurship program has always been to increase value and opportunities for the entrepreneurs in our program and continue to expand the academic value of the GC4W University Programs. 

Our Faculty are successful practicing entrepreneurs, business leaders, venture capitalist, and esteemed educators, who have decided to give their time to bridge the gap on what it takes to run a scalable business with standards of practice and leadership.

The Global Connections for Women Foundation launch the GC4W Entrepreneurship Certificate Program to develop and train the next generation of entrepreneurs on ways to scale their business ventures and improve their leadership skills.  The profiles of our learners are female entrepreneurs in the early stages of their business idea – from the concept stage to the series rounds.

With the GC4W University Programs and the GC4W Entrepreneurship Program, we are committed:

  • to connecting, educating, and empowering the next generations of female entrepreneurs.
  • to connecting our female entrepreneurs to a network of successful business leaders, innovators, and investors.
  • to investing in a global network of successful female entrepreneurs.
  • to developing entrepreneurial skills and techniques to improve their business success.

If you are interested in applying to the GC4W Entrepreneurship Advanced Program, please visit to submit your application.

For more information about the GC4W University Programs, please send an email to Interested in supporting female entrepreneurs, please make a charitable donation to the GC4W Entrepreneurship Scholarship Fund – and join the circle of donors who believes in the societal impact of the female entrepreneurs.