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    Nominate: AWIEF Awards

    Deadline: 30 June, 2020

    The Africa Women Innovation and  Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards focus on emerging and established female entrepreneurs in the private and not-for-profit sectors. AWIEF Awards’ candidates are women who have demonstrated outstanding vision and inspiration, and have overcome challenges to make significant social impact and/or become successful in their businesses.

    Candidates may either nominate themselves or someone else.


    • AWIEF provides a platform for female business owners to connect and for people to find their business
    • Access to a skilled and knowledgeable support system and useful resources for entrepreneurial endeavours
    • Featured placement on AWIEF media campaign roll-outs
    • An opportunity to connect and share knowledge, experience, ideas, best practices and contacts with other AWIEF members across the continent
    • Networking and mentorship opportunities with successful and leading African women entrepreneurs and role models for young and emerging business owners
    • Access to capacity development and entrepreneurship programmes tailored to their needs



    • Must be a young female entrepreneur under the age of 35
    • Must demonstrate exceptional entrepreneurial spirit and skills to build and grow a successful business
    • Must be a woman with exceptional and creative entrepreneurial excellence in the film, music, food, beauty, art, fashion, advertising, design, or crafts industry
    • Candidate must be a woman entrepreneur who has used science and technology to create an innovative business, offer new knowledge, services, products or solutions
    • Must have achieved recognition and business success in the field of agriculture and agribusiness with great impact on food security and nutrition in her community or country
    • A woman in the oil and gas and/or green energy and renewable sector who is operating a successful business with impact on energy access and/or availability in her community or country
    • Must be an entrepreneur whose business has made significant social impacts in the community and has proffered solutions to social, cultural, technology, education, environment or financial challenges
    • Must be a woman who has greatly contributed and invested in inspiring, mentoring and empowering other women and girls
    • Must be an established woman entrepreneur with prolonged and consistent achievements in business and significant contributions made to job creation


    To nominate and for more information, click here.

    Photo source: Africa News

    Adedayo Aderibigbe
    Adedayo Aderibigbehttp://www.developmentdairies.com
    Adedayo is an alumna of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. Her research skills enabled her to write for Infocus, the faculty news production, as an undergraduate. Alongside her first degree, she also attended various media trainings. Adedayo has her master’s degree in view at the International Institute of Journalism, Abuja. When not working, she loves to read books, do humanitarian work and hangout with friends.

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