AWIEF announces women entrepreneurship, innovation awards


This year’s Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) will feature the inaugural AWIEF Awards and Gala Dinner, celebrating female trendsetters in entrepreneurship and innovation across Africa.

The third edition of the AWIEF conference and exhibition is set to take place in Cape Town on October 5-6, and this year takes the theme “Equity, Impact and Inclusive Growth towards Agenda 2030”.

The annual event aims to accelerate the economic empowerment and advancement of African women and girls; and brings together emerging and leading women in business, government, international organisations, NGOs, technology and innovation in a series of keynotes, panel discussions and workshops. A co-located exhibition showcases women-owned enterprises.

For the first time, the Forum will also host an awards ceremony, celebrating Africa’s women trendsetters in entrepreneurship and innovation across seven award categories, including the Young Entrepreneur Award, Tech Entrepreneur Award, Agri Entrepreneur Award, and Social Entrepreneur Award.

Three finalists have been shortlisted for each award, with the winner to be announced at the Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner to be held on October 6.  Reservations to attend the awards and dinner can be made here.


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