62 %
Women represent half of the African population and produce 62% of economic goods, but only 8.5% are salaried.
27 %
of women in Africa create a business, which is the highest rate on a global scale *.
1 st
Africa has become, in a few years, the first continent of female entrepreneurship **.
34 %
higher performance when women hold executive positions, according to Roland Berger's 2016 study ``New Deal, New Game for Women in Africa``

*Source : GEM women entrepreneurship report 2017 |**Source : GEM women entrepreneurship report 2017

WIA Initiative is the first international platform dedicated to the economic development and support of leading and high potential African women.

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  • 54 African countries

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To support the new generation of leading and high potential African women and to guarantee their impact in the service of an Africa anchored in its era, innovative and inclusive.


By networking women, mediating their initiatives and talents, detecting new talents, promoting intergenerational transmission, supporting entrepreneurship and parity through our pillars of action:

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