JAMII Femmes

African Women Entrepreneurs for sustainable impact

In 2022, the Coca-Cola Foundation and Women In Africa joined forces to support 20,000 African women entrepreneurs through the “JAMII Femmes” initiative.


The JAMII Femmes initiative aims to increase the impact of African women entrepreneurs on the African economy and to support the creation of innovative solutions for sustainable development that will contribute to positive change in Africa by improving the quality of life for tens of thousands of people.

JAMII Femmes is a great opportunity to develop skills, access a grant and join a network of 7000 women.

Implementation of the program

For this second year, the Coca-Cola Foundation and Women In Africa are offering a multi-phase program to 7,000 women in three countries: Algeria, Egypt and South Africa.

Phase 1

  • Education: access to the Honoris United Universities Certificate (cf curriculum) and masterclasses of experts for 7000 women

This program is inclusive and at the same time selective. That’s why the Education Pillar, which is extremely important for women entrepreneurs, is open to both new and experienced women entrepreneurs. With this we also hope to create a community where experienced women entrepreneurs can also inspire those who start.

As the program progresses, the selection criteria will focus on entrepreneurial performance.

Women profile

Phase 2

Subject to completion of Phase 1 (certification) 

  • Grants: access to grants ranging from $300 to $10,000* for the top 600 of 7,000 women
  • Acceleration: access to a face-to-face acceleration bootcamp for the top 20 in each country. This bootcamp will allow you to: 

    • further strengthen your skills with experts, mentors
    • access the high-level network of WIA and its partners
    • access exclusive opportunities of bootcamp partners
  • Visibility: lifetime access to the WIA network, and thus to potential opportunities throughout Africa. And for the top 20, a dedicated communication campaign will be deployed by WIA and its partners. 
*Winners of the $10,000 Awards will be selected from the top 60 based on their business performance and the jury’s decision during the bootcamp. The jury will be composed of WIA members, local partners, successful entrepreneur(s) and advisory board members. 

Women profile

Program success stories

“Thanks to WIA, I continue to develop my network of strategic partners, customers and collaborators through the increased visibility of my brand as a consultant and social entrepreneur. My social interaction has improved significantly, which has resulted in greater strategic engagement, increased networking opportunities, increased opportunities for expression and partnerships. We are in the final stages of drafting a working document with a partner organisation in the first quarter of 2023 and all this is possible thanks to WIA and the Coca-Cola Foundation!

“My JAMII Femmes adventure was challenging and full of discoveries. The Honoris United Universities trainings gave me the opportunity to learn new things about creativity, collaboration and finance.”
“The WIA Social platform created for the JAMII Women program is another great advantage for all women entrepreneurs who find themselves and create connections between members of the network.”
“The online courses on 21st century soft skills for business women on Honoris Online Academy has been essential to help me restructure my business and its management. I was able to improve my business skills from the modules offered on personal, social and entrepreneurial skills. In addition, regular webinars have strengthened my confidence in digital skills and mastered the art of using social media platforms to harness the potential of my business.”
Eunice BarasaFounder and CEO of LYMA FARMS AND FOODS
Meriane Yavo Founder of Maison de l'Autoediteur
Blessing Emmanuel Ugboma Founder and CEO of The WiseMoney Platform and Author
Winnie BarawaFounder of Queen Dada Daycare

Côte d’Ivoire bootcamp (2023)

$10,000 grant winner: Massandjé Yasmine KONÉ, co-founder of KOUNADY VOLAILLE
2nd: Stéphan SOUMAH, founder of SUM GOOD JUICE
3rd: Asnath Youah ADJÉ-LOGON, founder of SAVEURS NATURES D’EBURNIE

Kenya bootcamp (2023)

$10,000 grant winner: Nancy Mkamboi MWAKALE – Founder of Saru Organics
2nd: Lilian MUTEGI, Founder of Uptyke Consulting Ltd
3rd: Rose SIKULU – Founder of Fibertext Green Paper Limited

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