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28 September 2018

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These are the finalists for the African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Awards 2018

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has officially announced the finalists for AWIEF Awards 2018. The AWIEF Awards is aimed at promoting excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across the 54 African countries.

Commenting on the awards, AWIEF founder and Chief Executive Officer, Irene Ochem said, “Women-owned businesses are a vital part of the African economy. The massive response to the AWIEF Awards underscores the fact that women in Africa are resilient and seeking recognition and celebration for their achievements and contribution to the economy and Africa’s sustainable development.”

“Given the huge number and quality of the nominations received this year, I must say that female entrepreneurship is strong and thriving all across African countries,” she added.

AWIEF is a platform that sees global thought leaders, industry experts, policymakers, academics, development organisations, and investors gather to dialogue, connect, network, share, collaborate and transact in a combined effort to accelerate the growth of women-owned and women-led businesses for Africa’s inclusive economic growth.

40 women founders and entrepreneurs have been selected as finalists, across eight categories. They represent 12 different African countries. The award’s panel of judges is made up of nine exceptional industry experts and thought leaders spread across the continent. The finalist in each category are as follows: Read the full article and see the list of finalists on Ventures Africa here.