This first day of the WIA Initiative’s 2nd Annual World Summit ended with the Revelations Night, during which the promotion of 54 women from the WIA Entrepreneurship Programme 54 was officially revealed to participants and media attending the Summit, enabling these young women talent to benefit from international visibility.
Alexandre Maymat, head of the Africa, Asia & Overseas Société Générale group, « “The continent is driven by entrepeneurship. Entrepreneuship is a necessity not an option, you, Women of Africa, are the soul, the fire, the future of the Continent ».
Charles-Edouard Bouée, CEO Roland Berger : « I’m very proud, impressed and optimistic for Africa »
8 of these laureates have “pitched” their entrepreneurial project:
FarmBiz, Nigéria (Ene-otse Unoogwu)
Greymate Care, Nigéria (Chika Madubuko)
Lizzie’s Creations Nigéria (Elizabeth Kperrun)
Majik Water, Kenya (Beth Wanjiku Koigi)
Digi Health, Ouganda (Jacqueline Mutumba)
Favourline, Ouganda (Favourite Driciru)
Alsoug, Soudan (Tarneem Saeed)
Aspire, Egypte (Basant Motawi)
Launched by WIA Philanthropy, with the support of Société Générale and in collaboration with Roland Berger, Programme 54 selected 55 projects for 52 countries represented (1,200 applications). It enables these young entrepreneurs to be networked, to gain maximum visibility through the social media of the Foundation, WIA Initiative and partners.
After having attended a boot camp organized by Honoris United Universities on September, 25th and 26th, 2018 and hosted on one of the institutional campuses of the network in Marrakech (EMSI), these laureates will each benefit from a personalized and graduated training (certificates, masters , training in one of the 8 institutions accessible on one of the 48 campuses or learning centers.
featured photo credit: Rémi Schapman