4th Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum
8-9 November 2018 | CTICC | Cape Town | South Africa
About the Event
Empowering female entrepreneurs has to be the lead in the journey towards sustainable economic development. AWIEF is Africa’s #1 female entrepreneurship conference & exhibition bringing together over 1,200 female entrepreneurs, thought leaders, industry experts, academics, development organisations, and investors in a combined effort to accelerate the growth of women-owned businesses for Africa’s inclusive economic growth.
Under the theme “Unleashing ideas: innovation, sustainability and enterprise growth”, AWIEF 2018 features keynotes, highly interactive panel sessions, exhibitions, masterclasses, high-profile and quality networking, B2B matchmaking and a Pitch n Grow™ for our 2018 Growth Accelerator powered by Nedbank. The event will end on a high note with the 2018 AWIEF awards celebrating game changers in various sectors across the continent.
AWIEF’s flagship Growth Accelerator Programme for business linkages and investment readiness allows entrepreneurs to pitch their businesses in an audience of business leaders, investors and public sector decision-makers. The 12/16-week training programme supports early-growth-stage women-owned and women-led enterprises in diverse sectors with the business modelling and growth strategy needed to scale, become investment ready and develop entrepreneurship leadership.
FemBioBiz ll Acceleration Programme
Each year the AWIEF Awards recognise, honour and celebrate Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners in Africa across various industry sectors, for their economic performance and contribution to Africa’s growth and social development. AWIEF salutes these women for their passion and determination in making a difference in their countries and on the continent.
AWIEF Global Partnership Programme (GPP)
AWIEF advocates women equality and empowerment as drivers of development and strives to foster enhanced economic participation and opportunities for women to fast-track Africa’s transformation and inclusive sustainable growth. Global Strategic Partnerships with organizations such as UN Women and African Development Bank enables AWIEF to effectively drive the agenda for women in business.
UN WOMEN session on preferential procurement for women-owned businesses
As a Pan-African business networking, information and equal opportunity platform for women business owners and entrepreneurs, innovators, and social enterprises. AWIEF advocates women equality and empowerment as drivers of development and strives to foster enhanced economic participation and opportunities for women to fast-track Africa’s transformation and inclusive sustainable growth. Global Strategic Partnerships with organisations such as UN Women and African Development Bank enables AWIEF to effectively drive the agenda for women in business.