AWIEF Awards

Do you know a women-led business that has impacted inclusive growth and social development in Africa? Nominate them for Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Awards before 3 June 2022

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum, an organization that empowers women entrepreneurs in Africa, invites nominations for the 2022 edition of the AWIEF Awards. The awards celebrate, recognize and honour women entrepreneurs and business owners across Africa for their achievements and contribution to the continent’s inclusive growth and social development.

Winners of the 2022 AWIEF Awards will be announced and celebrated at a special ceremony and gala dinner at the AWIEF2022 conference. The conference will take place on 26 and 27 September 2022, in Cairo, Egypt, with the theme ‘Advancing Africa through Gender Integration.’

The AWIEF Awards cover eight 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.
  • Empowerment Award: Nominees should be women who have contributed significantly 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 green energy & renewable energy sectors operating successful businesses with an impact on energy access and the 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 business leadership. The award also recognizes significant contributions made to job creation and the economy.

To nominate a business, first, register here, and submit your nomination here