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African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Awards 2022

African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Awards 2022

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Country: Egypt
City: Cairo
Sep 26 - Sep 27, 2022
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 Nominations are open for the 2022 edition of the prestigious African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Awards!

The AWIEF Awards recognize, honor, and celebrate women entrepreneurs and business owners in Africa and across industry sectors, for their achievements and contribution to the continent’s inclusive growth and social development.

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Winners of the 2022 AWIEF Awards will be announced and celebrated at a special gala dinner at the AWIEF2022 conference with the theme ‘Advancing Africa through Gender Integration’.


The AWIEF  Awards cover 8 categories:

  • The Young Entrepreneur Award
  • Tech Entrepreneur Award
  • Agri Entrepreneur Award
  • Creative Industry Award
  • Empowerment Award
  • Energy Entrepreneur Award
  • Social Entrepreneur Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award


  • Nominees must be between 18 and 35 years old
  • must exemplify leadership in their field and the importance of entrepreneurship to effect positive change.
  • The young entrepreneurs must have achieved tangible and material success
  • Tech Entrepreneur Award:
    • female entrepreneurs who have built an innovative, groundbreaking, and game-changing technology venture or start-up.
  • Agri Entrepreneur Award
    • female entrepreneurs who have successfully started an agri-enterprise
    • have an innovative product or service in the Agriculture value chain with evidence of impact in their communities
  • Creative Industry Award
    • female entrepreneurs who reflect outstanding success in the creative industry, including music, performing arts, film, television and radio, software and interactive content
  • Empowerment Award
    • women who have greatly contributed and invested in inspiring, mentoring, and empowering women and girls
  • Energy Entrepreneur Award
    • female entrepreneurs in the oil & gas and/or green energy & renewable energy sectors who are operating successful businesses with an impact on energy access and/or the availability in their communities and countries.
  • Social Entrepreneur Award
    • female entrepreneurs who have developed an innovative, systemic and sustainable solution that directly tackles a social issue
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • women entrepreneurs who have demonstrated prolonged and consistent achievements in business, and exceptional and outstanding business leadership.
    • The award also recognizes significant contributions made to job creation and the economy.


Nominations for the 2022 AWIEF Awards close on 3rd June 2022. You can either self-nominate or nominate someone else.

The nomination process:

  1. Register an entrant profile by clicking “submit an entry” in the top righthand corner of the page.
  2. Fill in the nomination form and submit it.

Entries will be judged by an esteemed panel of business leaders.



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Event Date26 September,2022 to 27 September,2022
Deadline03 June,2022
Fieldentrepreneurship Award
Open toWomen Entrepreneurs



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