AWIEF conference, exhibition and awards, is a platform where community of women entrepreneurs and innovators from across the African continent and its diaspora – global partners, investors, thought leaders, industry experts, policy makers, academics, development organisations, and the media – gather together over two days for invaluable dialogue and learning, impactful networking and relationship building opportunities.
The conference theme “Enhancing Impact: Digitalisation, Investment and Intra-African Trade”, will be hosted this year on 29 and 30 October 2019 at Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.
The annual AWIEF Awards is Africa’s most prestigious awards event designed to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and business leaders who contribute to the transformation and development of Africa’s economy, creating jobs and opportunities across the continent.
Each year, the Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum Awards recognize Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners in Africa for their economic performance and contribution to Africa’s growth and social development.
There are 8 award categories, including the young entrepreneur award for young female entrepreneurs under the age of 35; the social entrepreneur award for a woman who with her business has made significant social impacts in the community; and the agricultural entrepreneur award for a woman who has achieved significant recognition and business success in the field of agriculture.
- Young Entrepreneur Award
- Tech Entrepreneur Award
- Social Entrepreneur Award
- Global Brand Award
- Agri Entrepreneur Award
- Empowerment Award
- Creative Industry Award
- Lifetime Achievement Award