Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards 2023 for African Women Entrepreneurs

Nominations are now open for the 2023 edition of the prestigious AWIEF Awards, which recognise, honour and celebrate women entrepreneurs and business owners in Africa and across various industry sectors for their achievements and contribution to the continent’s inclusive economic growth and social development.

AWIEF (the Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum ) is an award-winning pan-African women economic empowerment organisation that works to close the gender gaps by driving women’s business leadership and entrepreneurship in Africa.

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.

Award Categories

The AWIEF Awards covers 8 categories with the following criteria:

  1. The Young Entrepreneur Award
  2. Tech Entrepreneur Award
  3. Agric Entrepreneur Award
  4. Creative Industry Award
  5. Empowerment Award
  6. Energy Entrepreneur Award
  7. Social Entrepreneur Award
  8. Lifetime Achievement Award

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Nominations for the 2023 AWIEF Awards close on 31 July 2023. You can either self-nominate or nominate someone else.

Visit AWIEF Awards webpage for more details and nomination

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