Call for Nominations for the 2024 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is thrilled to announce that

nominations are officially open for the 2024 AWIEF Awards. This prestigious event celebrates the

incredible achievements and contributions of women founders and entrepreneurs across Africa.

The AWIEF Awards honor those who drive inclusive economic growth and development through their

visionary leadership and innovative business practices.

AWIEF is a renowned pan-African organization dedicated to empowering women economically by

closing gender gaps and promoting business leadership and entrepreneurship across the continent.

Why Nominate?

Nominees for the AWIEF Awards should be emerging and established female entrepreneurs who have

demonstrated outstanding vision, leadership, innovation, and business success. This is your chance to

shine a spotlight on the incredible women making a difference in their industries and communities.


  • Young Entrepreneur Award: For exceptional young female entrepreneurs (ages 18-35) who

have built successful and sustainable enterprises.

  • Tech Entrepreneur Award: Celebrating women who have leveraged technology to drive

innovation and achieve significant impact.

  • Agri Entrepreneur Award: Honoring leaders in agriculture who contribute to food security and

environmental sustainability.

  • Creative Industry Award: Recognizing excellence in film, music, entertainment, arts, fashion,

and media.

  • Empowerment Award: For women who have made a profound impact in mentoring and

empowering others.

  • Energy Entrepreneur Award: Highlighting achievements in the oil, gas, and renewable energy


  • Social Entrepreneur Award: For those who have developed innovative solutions to social issues.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Honoring women who have made enduring contributions across

multiple areas or disciplines.

Save the Date

The 2024 AWIEF Awards winners will be celebrated at a spectacular awards ceremony and gala dinner

on November 29, 2024, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South

Africa. This event will cap off the AWIEF2024 conference, which takes place on November 28-29, 2024.

How to Nominate

  1. Visit our nomination landing page (
  2. Register an entrant profile by clicking “Submit an Entry.”
  3. Fill in the nomination form.
  4. Click submit.

Nominations close on August 5, 2024, at 11:59 PM GMT. You can nominate yourself or someone else.

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