2020 Women in Africa Philanthropy Foundation (WIA) 54 project for African Women Entrepreneurs

Deadline: Feb 9th 2020

Applications are now open for the 2020 Women in Africa Philanthropy Foundation (WIA) 54 project for African Women Entrepreneurs. WIA Philanthropy Foundation has initiated the WIA 54 project, for African women entrepreneurs with a strong potential to shape the Africa of tomorrow. Each year, the WIA 54 Award recognizes 54 women entrepreneurs from each of the 54 African countries.

Benefits for the 54 selected entrepreneurs

  • Invitation to the International Annual Summit WIA in Marrakesh (June 27/28 2019):  reimbursement of travel, accommodation.
    • Unique visibility: Unique visibility from 500 delegates, including investors, top executives and media from all over the world
    • High-level Networking: Business meetings organized during the WIA Club Annual Meeting in Marrakech
  • Bootcamp : Access to a 2 days  training bootcamp prior to the summit.
  • Annual membershipto the WIA Club offered, first interntionall women entrepreneurs club on the continent:
    • visibility on Women in Africa print and web supports including website, WIA Mag, social media.
    • Special access to the WIA Link digital platform in order to exchange with each other and with international top executive, and MOOC training access : how to pitch, hox to speach, business opportunities… (in progress)
    • Regional and Local meetings of entrepreneurs all year long with the WIA Hubs
  • Mentoring : Mentoring for 1 year from large companies (depending from the fundings and sponsors)
  • Scholarschips : Scholarships offered available on one of our partner’s 48 campuses or via e-learning, provided that you pass the admission exams

Selection Criteria

We will select the most innovative and high- growth potential companies or initiatives with already proven traction :

  • Innovative product, service or technology and/ or a strong human impact.
  • Created or managed by an African woman citizen.
  • With a first traction on the market (turnover, number of users, raised funds…).
  • Proven business model, scalability.
  • Large growth potential (in own country, Africa and globally).
  • Ambitious team with deep execution skills.

Award Ceremony

A renowned international jury will meet at the end of april  to select the winners from the 54 preselected entrepreneurs. In view of the major issues identified by the World Bank for the Africa of tomorrow, 9 sectors have been selected:
  • Education
  • Health
  • Agriculture and food industry
  • Fintech
  • Digital and Technology
  • Climate and sustainable development
  • Creative industries
  • Beauty industries


For more Information: Visit the website for Women in Africa Philanthropy Foundation (WIA) 54 project for African Women Entrepreneurs

Israel Wellington Jeremiahhttp://empowermentopportunities.com
Israel Wellington Jeremiah is the Admin and publisher at Empowerment Opportunities. A seasoned online publicist and an entrepreneur.

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