Awards for Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners in Africa is inviting credible applicants who are willing to partake in its ongoing 2022 Scholarship programme at AWIEF
AWIEF is a women’s economic empowerment organization that supports women entrepreneurs in Africa to grow their businesses and fulfill their potential.
Benefits of AWIEF Awards
Winners of the 2022 AWIEF Awards will be announced and celebrated at a special gala dinner at the AWIEF2022 conference, which is set to take place on 26 and 27 September 2022, in Cairo, Egypt, with the theme ‘Advancing Africa through Gender Integration’.
The AWIEF Awards covers 8 categories with the following criteria:
The Young Entrepreneur Award:
Nominees must be between 18 and 35 years old and must exemplify leadership in their field and the importance of entrepreneurship to effect positive change. The young entrepreneurs must have achieved tangible and material success (revenue and number of employees can indicate this).
Tech Entrepreneur Award
Nominees should be female entrepreneurs who have built an innovative, groundbreaking and game-changing technology venture or start-up.
Agri Entrepreneur Award
Nominees should be female entrepreneurs who have successfully started an agri-enterprise and have an innovative product or service in the Agriculture value chain with evidence of impact in their communities..
Creative Industry Award
Nominees should be female entrepreneurs who reflect outstanding success in the creative industry, including music, performing arts, film, television and radio, software and interactive content such as virtual reality and augmented reality, media writing, publishing and print media, design and visual art.
Nominees should be women who have greatly contributed and invested in inspiring, mentoring and empowering women and girls, thereby significantly impacting the communities in which they operate, and society at large.
Energy Entrepreneur Award
Nominees should be female entrepreneurs in the oil & gas and/or green energy & renewable energy sectors who are operating successful businesses with impact on energy access and/or availability in their communities and countries.
Social Entrepreneur Award
Nominees should be female entrepreneurs who have developed an innovative, systemic and sustainable solution that directly tackles a social issue, thereby having a transformative social impact on their communities and countries.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominees should be established women entrepreneurs who have demonstrated prolonged and consistent achievements in business, and exceptional and outstanding business leadership. The award also recognises significant contributions made to job creation and the economy.
Requirements for AWIEF Awards Qualification
Nominees for the AWIEF Awards should be emerging and established female entrepreneurs in the private business and not-for-profit sectors who have demonstrated outstanding vision, leadership and inspiration in spite of challenges to make a significant social impact and/or become successful in their businesses in line with AWIEF’s core areas of innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and socio-economic development.
How to Apply
For more details, visit AWIEF website.