High-powered global speakers at AWIEF 2021 Conference

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced speakers for its prestigious and flagship annual conference that will take place on 2nd and 3rd December 2021 under the theme “Advancing inclusive, resilient and sustainable growth in the post-COVID-19 African economy.”

Internationally acclaimed speakers, industry experts, policymakers, entrepreneurs, female founders, development sector partners, and professionals who will be contributing their insights and presenting thought-provoking and challenging scenarios at AWIEF2021 include:

  • E. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt
  • E. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ghana
  • E. Paula Ingabire, Minister of ICT and Innovation, Rwanda
  • Beth Dunford, Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development, African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Virginia Rose-Losada, Global Coordinator and Senior Technical Officer, Women’s Entrepreneurship Development, ILO
  • Virpi Stucki, Chief, Rural Entrepreneurship, Job Creation and Human Security Division, UNIDO
  • Mamadou Biteye OBE, Vice President, Inclusive Growth, Global Social Impact, Visa
  • Olugbenga Agboola, Co-founder and CEO, Flutterwave, Nigeria
  • Brett King, Founder and Executive Chairman, Moven, USA
  • Eleni Giokos, CNN Anchor and Correspondent
  • Izabela Milewska, Digital Skills Global Leader, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Bethlehem Tilahun-Alemu, Founder and Executive Director, SoleRebels, Ethiopia
  • Shirley Machaba, CEO, PwC Southern Africa
  • Buhle Goslar, CEO, Africa Region & Pakistan, Jumo
  • Jenna Clifford, Founder, Jenna Clifford, South Africa


Early Bird Delegate Registration

For a limited period till 30th September 2021, AWIEF is offering a Free Early Bird delegate registration for AWIEF2021. To register for your free early bird ticket, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-africa-women-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-forum-awief-2021-registration-166077545409?aff=ebdssbeac

For highlights of AWIEF2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-QyhTsh2XM

Opportunities exist to join AWIEF2021 as Sponsor or Exhibitor. To enquire on sponsorship packages and exhibition, email: info@awieforum.org

AWIEF2021 Sponsors

Shell, Nedbank, Amazon Web Services, FedEx Express, Roche Diagnostics, AGRA, APO Group, PayFast, Balsamiq



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