7 April 2017


WEF seeks Africa’s top female tech innovators

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is looking for the top female tech innovators in Africa, who will be invited to share their experiences with regional leaders at the WEF’s Africa-focused meeting in May.

The annual competition seeks to identify Africa’s top female innovators, in order to bring them together with governments and policymakers to engage on how to create environments supportive of female-led entrepreneurship.

The contest is open to any female entrepreneur whose business is less than three years old, uses innovative technology or business models, and has at least one year of revenue generation. The business must also be able to demonstrate social and economic potential.

“Africa’s best prospects for inclusive growth lie in its ability to tap into its vast pool of entrepreneurial talent,” said Elsie Kanza, head of Africa at the World Economic Forum.

“We want Africa’s top female tech entrepreneurs to join us so we can celebrate them as role models and so they can help governments and policymakers create conditions for others to flourish.”

Applications can be submitted here, until April 17.