“There are more women in Africa setting up businesses than in any other region of the world. These women are the foot soldiers of a silent revolution to offer decent work and livelihoods to average people across the continent. They may not make headlines but make no mistake: they are the big chance for Africa’s transformation.”
▪️ Hafsat Abiola
Women in Africa (WIA) has the honour to serve as a bridge, connecting these women to people of goodwill around the world who want the opportunity of helping create, in what was the cradle of humanity, a model of human flourishing. Founded in 2016, in just five years, it has become the foremost platform championing women entrepreneurs and connecting them to a community able to accompany them on their quest to grow their businesses from micro to small; from small to medium and from medium to large scale.
We have built programmes with
supported women entrepreneurs
new jobs created
studies on African women entrepreneurship
“First Women in Africa Forum: What place for women in the development of the continent?”
“This African women’s summit, open to men, aims to be the world’s leading international platform for the economic development and the support of African women entrepreneurs”
“Women in Africa: Where Women Entrepreneurs Take The Next Step.”
“Tailored support for innovation women leaders.”
“As a high-level executive club and talent pool, aiming at boosting investment in large-scale projects led by women entrepreneurs.”
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Take a look at what we achieved with some of our amazing partners to ensure ongoing support for entrepreneurs during lockdowns and create a better post COVID-19 society.
In 2020, WIA partnered with TV5 Monde to launch the first edition of a TV programme entitled Femmes d’entreprise, une Révolution Africaine (WOMEN IN BUSINESS: AN AFRICAN REVOLUTION). The programme is thought of as a place of encounters, discoveries and emotions to inspire vocations, to release positive energies and inspire women to become actors of change.
We used our online platforms to stream discussions between women entrepreneurs and leaders around the world.
After launching this extensive webinar programme in times of crisis, and thanks to the TV programme produced with TV5 Monde, WIA’s reach has spread and increased in our fully digitalized continent.
We are ready to take the next step and democratise enterprise support by reaching by 2030.
African women entrepreneurs supported
new jobs created
volunteer mentors and mentees
girls trained in coding
African young leaders
international and local events
Beyond entrepreneurship, Women in Africa is positioning African girls to ride the wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Through WIA Code, girls in high school receive training on coding, mentoring and internships.
Through WIA Young Leaders, African female leaders are identified and supported.
We will continue to build bridges in order to welcome female entrepreneurs into the ecosystem, more entrepreneurs from rural areas and leaving outside the capital cities, helping others build efficient local and global entrepreneurship support programmes to level up their capacity and become the future makers of the African continent.