This year the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Conference and Exhibition will have a third arm, the AWIEF Awards, which will be taking place on the evening of the 6th of October 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa; and it takes the theme “Equity, Impact and Inclusive Growth towards Agenda 2030”.
The annual event aims to accelerate the economic empowerment and advancement of African women and girls; and brings together emerging and leading women in business, government, international organisations, NGOs, technology and innovation in a series of keynotes, panel discussions and workshops. A co-located exhibition showcases women-owned enterprises.
For the first time, the Forum will also host an awards ceremony, celebrating Africa’s women trendsetters in entrepreneurship and innovation across seven award categories, including the Young Entrepreneur Award, Tech Entrepreneur Award, Agri Entrepreneur Award, and Social Entrepreneur Award.
Three finalists have been shortlisted for each award, with the winner to be announced at the Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner to be held on October 6.