The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards, which recognises, honours and celebrates Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners in Africa, has extended the closing date for the 2019 edition of its event to Monday, 10th June 2019.
The extension gives more women entrepreneurs an opportunity to enter these prestigious, multi-industry awards, and be recognised for their contribution to Pan-African, social and economic agendas.
Women entrepreneurs and business owners are invited to submit nominations in a range of categories, including youth, technology, agriculture and women empowerment in business.
AWIEF has partnered with the City of Cape Town, Shell South Africa and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA-EU), to recognise and celebrate women for their passion and determination in making a difference in their countries and on the continent.
Categories for the awards are: Young Entrepreneur Award, Tech Entrepreneur Award, Social Entrepreneur Award, Global Brand Award, Agri Entrepreneur Award, Empowerment Award, Creative Industry Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. Winners will be announced on the 30th of October at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town.
Previous winners include Wendy Luhabe, who pioneered the founding of WIPHOLD, WPEF and more recently, WINDE; Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, Founder of the global brand SoleRebels; Nomso Faith Kana, Founder Sun and Shield Technologies; Lorna Rutto, Founder EcoPost; and many more.
“Nominations should only be made relating to achievements made by a female entrepreneur and national (or permanent resident) of an African country, with a registered business and operation in one or more African countries,” WIRF said in a statement.
Nominees can be nominated or self-nominated. A woman entrepreneur can be nominated for more than one category.
AWIEF is a pan-African women’s economic empowerment organisation that promotes and supports female innovation, technology and entrepreneurship across Africa through a portfolio of high impact programmes.
AWIEF’s mission is to foster the economic inclusion, advancement and empowerment of women in Africa through entrepreneurship support and development.