Eight women entrepreneurs emerge winners at AWIEF awards
Eight women entrepreneurs and innovators have emerged winners in the 6th edition of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards, themed: “Re-imagining business and rebuilding better.”
The two-day event aimed to explore post-pandemic recovery for the African market, and to address women’s economic empowerment, share entrepreneurship trends, connect and network with trailblazers in Africa.
Speaking at the meeting, Mayor of the City of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, said: “Atlanta’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) and AWIEF are connecting to strengthen ties between Atlanta and the African continent.”
She said Africa holds a very special place in the heart of Atlanta even as “the definition of balance in our lives has been stretched for everyone, especially for women who lead our communities.
“Programmes like WEI and AWIEF serve to level the playing field while bringing more women leaders to the table and helping to foster diverse business communities.”
Among the categories of winners were Young Entrepreneur Award, and Agri Entrepreneur Award among others.