Press Release | 19 Aug. 2019

22 female entrepreneurs finalists for AWIEF Awards


The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced the 22 finalists for its annual awards, which celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa.

AWIEF celebrates its fifth anniversary at its annual conference and expo this year, which takes place on October 29-30 in Cape Town.

After more than 200 applications were received, 22 women founders and entrepreneurs have been selected as finalists across eight different categories. 

The finalists for the Young Entrepreneur Award are Beatrice Haule (AfriAgric Products, Tanzania), Lola Alli (Lagos Executive Cardiovascular Clinic, Nigeria), and Orekunrin Brown (Flying Doctors, Nigeria), while the Social Entrepreneur Award will go to one of Sizani Ngubane (Rural Women’s Movement, South Africa), Efua Asibon (Dislabelled, Ghana), and Laurence Esteve (Zip Zap, South Africa).

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