Africa women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards celebrate women entrepreneurs in Africa
Twenty-two women founders and entrepreneurs were selected as finalists, from 10 different African countries, across eight different categories
The Africa women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum annual AWIEF Awards (www.AWIEForum.org), held on October 30, 2019, honoured and celebrated the achievements of women entrepreneurs and innovators across the African continent. Twenty-two women founders and entrepreneurs were selected as finalists, from 10 different African countries, across eight different categories.
The 2019 AWIEF Awards, which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), showcased a diverse representation of finalist entrepreneurs from across the continent, including from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
“We are happy to celebrate with our trailblazers and congratulate them for their achievements,” said Irene Ochem, AWIEF founder and chief executive officer.
Promoting excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across all 54 African countries is the aim of AWIEF, which celebrated the five-year anniversary of its benchmarking annual Conference and Expo this year, October 29-30, 2019, in Cape Town.
The AWIEF Awards’ panel of judges is made up of high-calibre industry experts and thought leaders spread across the continent.
Young Entrepreneur Award
Tech Entrepreneur Award
Social Entrepreneur Award
Global Brand Award
Agri Entrepreneur Award
Creative Industry Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
AWIEF Awards 2019 featured also the inaugural APO Group African Women in Media Award and the TIA Women in Innovation Awards.
AWIEF Awards’ sponsors included: The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA); Nedbank; and OCP Group.