For the second year in a row, the Women In Africa (WIA) Foundation launched its call for applications from 54 countries on the African continent.
The objective is to select 54 innovative and even disruptive women entrepreneurs whose projects are transforming their environment positively. This new promotion will integrate the WIA Entrepreneurs’ Club.
The WIA Entrepreneurs’ Club is an exclusive club giving the opportunity to African women entrepreneurs with high potential to develop both business synergies and access to a digital platform for support and interconnection at the international level.
You can apply through the link here
Project 54: an initiative for 54 women entrepreneurs from 54 African countries.
From April 7 to May 10, 2018, WIA Philanthropy, in collaboration with the firm Roland Berger, will identify and select innovative and ingenious African women entrepreneurs from 54 countries on the African continent.
During the summer, an international jury will then select the 54 winners of the 2018 promotion. The accompaniment and media coverage of the laureates will officially begin on the occasion of the African Revelations Night, organized during the second edition of the International Annual Summit of Women In Africa (WIA) Initiative in Marrakech (Morocco) on September 27th and 28th, 2018.
During this special evening, mentoring will be initiated so that experienced female leaders from the Women In Africa Community (WIA) Initiative will accompany these talented women.
You can apply through the link here
Women Entrepreneurs and Innovation: Leveraging Africa’s Development
If today the African continent has the highest rate of business creation for women (27%), the new generation of African women needs more than ever to be accompanied and networked to express its tremendous potential for an innovative and inclusive Africa.
7 of the 10 fastest-growing countries in the world are in Africa. In this respect, supporting women who disrupt the continent’s future through technological innovation is a win-win and sustainable investment for African and international economies.
WIA Philanthropy aims to reveal and accelerate the development of high-potential young women entrepreneurs by integrating them into the WIA Entrepreneurs’ Club to benefit from all the services of accompaniment and media coverage offered by this exclusive club.
The 2017 promotion: 16 entrepreneurs from 10 African countries
WIA Philanthropy received 260 applications within 6 weeks of a call for projects from 10 African countries. The 16 winners were networked with international leaders and investors at the African Revelations Night at the Marrakech World Summit. Six of them pitched their project on stage, benefiting from pan-African media coverage, which allowed them to attract investors and see the development of their projects accelerate.
The benefit of being around purpose-driven women is priceless. Women in Africa gave me the opportunity to network and learn from successful women entrepreneurs and leaders from across the globe whom I have stayed in touch and has helped me gain more opportunities” Cynthia Mene, CEO and Founder of Inspire Africa, Promotion 2017 WIA Entrepreneurs’ Club.
About Women In Africa (WIA) Initiative and its Foundation
Launched in 2017, Women In Africa (WIA) Initiative is an international platform for economic development and support for African women leaders and high potential. Its Foundation (Women In Africa Philanthropy) aims to accelerate the entrepreneurial initiatives of African women through networking large-scale, international visibility and support both digital (MOOCs, tutorials …) and personalised (mentoring).
Application form: https://www.research.net/r/7TVMJXR