In its sixth edition, the annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is Africa’s largest and most prestigious women entrepreneurship platform where more than 1 300 pan-African and global participants and stakeholders get together to engage in thought-provoking sessions, network, connect and build new business relationships.
Given Covid-19, AWIEF2020 is a Virtual Conference and AWIEF Awards event.We will miss the human touch that accompanies physical and face-to-face interactions, but given the scale and size of AWIEF events, we believe going virtual protects the health and wellbeing of our large and diverse participants during this time of a global health pandemic. The Virtual AWIEF2020 presents an opportunity to make our event more inclusive by connecting high-level speakers and our sponsors and partners with a much larger online audience within Africa and beyond. What a time to be entrepreneurial and innovative!
This year’s theme “Reimagining business and rebuilding better” calls on us to reflect on the structures that underpin our African economies and society as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic and explore ways to recover from its aftereffects. Stakeholders will reflect on, among others, the role of business, leadership, technology, trade, investment, women, and youths in the post-crisis world. AWIEF2020 will provide a platform for us to reflect on our past and how we have managed the pandemic to reimagine the business, economy, leadership and skills we need to rebuild and recover going into the future.
Empowering female entrepreneurs has to be the lead in the journey towards sustainable economic development. AWIEF is Africa’s 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.