WIA Philanthropy

Africa is an example for the world In terms of women's entrepreneurship.

This information is not known enough around the world, and sometimes around the continent itself!

Having impact, therefore, means helping to support the entrepreneurial initiatives of these ambitious, determined and resilient African women who are inventing new leadership and innovative business models.

That’s why the WIA Philanthropy Foundation has created the WIA Entrepreneurs Club for high potential African women entrepreneurs who are building the Africa of tomorrow.

WIA Philanthropy fulfills a mission of general interest and promotes the diffusion of education in the field of economic development, and more particularly the training of creative entrepreneurs.

A boost for women entrepreneurs who are changing Africa

An annual promotion

Each year, we launch a call for applications, in collaboration with Roland Berger, to select women entrepreneurs from 500 institutions. An international jury awards the most innovative projects, pioneers in their sector, and which are already performing.

3 priority axes of action

The annual promotions of WIA Philanthropy will be revealed and accelerated by our Foundation.

To have a real impact on their entrepreneurial career, we implement a complete system that focuses on three areas of action:

  • Networking
    • Laureates are invited to participate in our main important moments of the year
    • They have gracious access to our WIA Link digital platform. this complete digital device maximizes exchanges within our community and makes a real link between countries and entrepreneurs
    • We organize them a high level of networking
  • Visibility
    • The promotion of the year benefits from international radiation on the occasion of WIA Revelations night : an exceptional evening organized at our World Annual Summit in Marrakech
    • Our winners are the subject of exclusive interviews and reporting interviews in our WIA Media device (WIA Mag, our pure player, our newsletter, our press partnerships) to ensure their project a unique media resonance
  • Accompaniment
    • They have access to a coaching program prior to the annual summit
    • In 2018, we are creating for them a platform dedicated to training to follow thematic MOOCS (speech, pitch, business opportunities, …)
      A mentoring system of each entrepreneur with one chevroned leader will be proposed
    • We are also developing a skills sponsorship award in our community so that they can benefit from the executive top expertise

In 2017, WIA Philanthropy awarded 16 winners

GOLD AWARD WIA-ROLAND BERGER

VIVIAN NWAKAH,
LAURÉATE!
NIGÉRIA
MedSaf fournit aux hôpitaux et aux pharmacies des médicaments abordables et sûrs via sa plateforme de mise en relation.

DIGITAL ET TECHNOLOGIE avec le soutien de gfi

DAMILOLA OLOKESUSI,
LAURÉATE!
NIGÉRIA
Shuttlers est une plateforme de mise en commun de bus pour se déplacer en ville de façon simple et sécurisé.

AISHA R. PANDOR,
AFRIQUE DU SUD
Sweepsouth propose des services de nettoyage à domicile grâce à son site web et son application.

SEYNABOU THIAM,
SÉNÉGAL
Yaay est une communauté en ligne pour les jeunes mamans sénégalaises.

AGRICULTURE avec le soutien de stop hunger

EVELYN NAMARA,
LAURÉATE!
OUGANDA
Innovate conçoit et soutient des innovations technologiques pour le développement durable.

JAMILA ABASS,
KENYA
M-Farm aide les agriculteurs à optimiser leurs revenus grâce à des données sur le prix de leurs produits.

RITA KIMANI,
KENYA
FarmDrive déverrouille l’accès au crédit pour les petits agriculteurs.

ÉDUCATION

DOREEN KESSY,
LAURÉATE!
TANZANIE
Ubongo fournit aux enfants en afrique des programmes éducatifs multi-plateformes et multilingues.

CYNTHIA MENE,
NIGÉRIA
Inspire africa est un programme pour promouvoir l’entrepreneuriat auprès des jeunes africains.

MARIE GITHINJI,
KENYA
eLimu conçoit avec des enseignants, des développeurs web et le secteur éducatif, du contenu d’apprentissage pour les enfants.

NUTRITION ET SANTÉ

NONHLANHLA JOYCE,
LAURÉATE!
AFRIQUE DU SUD
Umgibe fournit aux communautés un système clé en main de production et de commercialisation de légumes.

VENA ARIELLE AHOUANSOU,
BÉNIN
Kea Medicals améliore les soins aux patients dans les hôpitaux en numérisant la gestion de leurs dossiers.

ZINEB IDRISSI KAITOUNI,
MAROC
Dabadoc est une plateforme de rendez-vous médicaux numériques.

ÉNERGIE

ASTRIA FAKATI,
LAURÉATE!
CONGO
EnergyGeneration soutient les start-up qui mettent en place des solutions d’électrification bon marché “made in africa”.

ARIANE UMURINGA,
RWANDA
Starlight fournit des lampes solaires bon marché aux populations rurales et périurbaines sans accès à l’électricité.

KHADY DIALLO,
SÉNÉGAL
E-cover recycle les pneus usés en carreaux, revêtement de sol, semelles et granulés de caoutchouc.

2018: year of deployment of WIA Philanthropy

In 2018, we deploy WIA Philanthropy across the continent by creating the first delegation of women entrepreneurs from 54 countries on the African continent.

Project 54 is another step towards African and global resonance, to amplify our support for African women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment.