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Women in Africa (WIA) 54 Project 2022 for African Women Entrepreneurs

Women in Africa 54 Project 2022: Join the WIA54 programme for African women entrepreneurs! This year, WIA rolls out its 2030 plan which multiplies the number of beneficiaries by 10!

Application Deadline: 31st May 2022 (12 AM)

About Women in Africa (WIA) 54 Project: Introduced in 2017, the WIA 54 programme promotes women entrepreneurship in Africa. Each year, it endows 54 African women entrepreneurs from 54 African countries with a comprehensive support package consisting of training, communication, and networking.

Eligible Field(s): The categories are as follows:
Sustainable development
Beauty industries
Creative Industries
Gold Award: Jury Prize

Type: Award

Eligibility: The Women in Africa (WIA) 54 Project criteria are as follows:

  • Business created or led by an African woman
  • Startup created less than 5 years ago
  • First traction on the market (sales, number of users, funds raised)
  • Be part of one of the 8 categories
  • Applicants can only compete in a category that is their primary business category. For example: If you produce jams sold exclusively on a website, your category is “Agriculture” not “Digital.”
  • If you offer digital training, your primary category is “Education” and your secondary category is “Digital”

Selection Criteria:

  • Innovative product, service or technology
  • Proven business model scalability
  • Strong growth potential
  • Ambitious team with strong execution ability
  • Market traction (revenue, number of users, funds raised)
  • Potential impact in Africa

Eligible Countries: 54 countries in Africa

Number of Awards:

Country finalists: 10 women pre-selected in each country
Country laureates: 54 women representing the 54 countries selected from the country finalists

Value of Women in Africa (WIA) 54 Project: The 540 finalists, 54 country laureates, and 9 sector revelations will receive various rewards.

How to Apply: Apply here

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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