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Finalists Announced For 2019 AWIEF Awards

Leading Pan African entrepreneurship and innovation non-profit, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (AWIEForum.org), has announced the top finalists in its annual awards to celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa. Promoting excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across all 54 African …

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Call For Entries:APO Group African Women In Media Award To Recognise Support Of Female Journalists For Women’s Entrepreneurship In Africa

Our Principal Partner, the APO Group will present the inaugural APO Group African Women in Media Award as part of #AWIEFAwards 2019. This prestigious award will recognise and celebrate a woman journalist who supports female entrepreneurship in Africa. The winner stands a chance to win a 2500 USD cash prize, …

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Wendy Luhabe, Fraser-Moleketi among speakers confirmed for this year’s AWIEF conference

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (Awief) has announced the lineup of speakers for its fifth Awief Conference which takes place on 29 and 30 October at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC). Among those confirmed are entrepreneur and Women’s Private Equity Fund founder Wendy Luhabe (pictured above) and …

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World Bank’s women entrepreneur initiatives just “smoke and mirrors”

In April, the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), the financial intermediary brainchild of Ivanka Trump housed and managed by the World Bank, hosted its West Africa regional summit. In conversation with World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva, Ivanka Trump introduced We-Fi commenting, “women are the greatest underleveraged resource in the developing world,” encouraging women …

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UNDP, AU launch fellowship for young African women leaders

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the African Union Commission (AUC) have joined forces to implement a fellowship programme for young African women leaders. Known as African Young Women Leaders (AYWL) fellowship programme, it aims to equip outstanding young Africans with leadership skills and experience required to contribute effectively …

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Joburg in top 50 cities for women entrepreneurs

Dell Technologies has released its latest findings for its Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index, the only global, gender-specific study that looks at a city’s ability to foster the growth of women-owned businesses. Building on annual research since 2010, Dell ranks cities based on the impact of local policies, programs and …

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