June 18, 2024

Call for nominations for 2024 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Awards

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The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced 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 honour those who drive inclusive economic growth and development through their visionary leadership and innovative business practices.

AWIEF is a renowned pan-African organisation 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 (aged 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: Honouring leaders in agriculture who contribute to food security and environmental sustainability.
  • Creative Industry Award: Recognising 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 sectors.
  • Social Entrepreneur Award: For those who have developed innovative solutions to social issues.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Honouring 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 29 November 2024 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. This event will cap off the AWIEF2024 conference, which takes place on 28 & 29 November.

How to nominate

  1. Visit the nomination landing page.
  2. Register an entrant profile by clicking “Submit an Entry”. You can nominate yourself or someone else.
  3. Fill in the nomination form.
  4. Click submit.

Nominations close on 5 August 2024 at 23h59 GMT.


Entries will be evaluated by an esteemed panel of international judges.

Join us

This is your chance to be part of a movement that recognises and celebrates the incredible women entrepreneurs transforming Africa. Let’s honour those who lead with innovation, inspire with their achievements, and empower their communities.

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