Discover our Patrons

Sharing the same conviction that entrepreneurship and women are major axes to transform the African continent and bring positive growth to it, they chose to support WIA Philanthropy.

Grand Patrons

Roland Berger

Established in France since 1990, Roland Berger is the leading general management consulting company from Europe with 2400 employees in 50 offices and 34 countries. The Paris office has 300 employees who advise major French and international groups on the key issues of their company.

Roland Berger is particularly committed to entrepreneurship, which is a key value of the company.

“Convinced that Africa will be the continent of novelty and creativity, we are proud to support Women In Africa whose ambition is to create a global network of women leaders in Africa to promote their role and influence on the continent and in the rest of the world.”

Société Générale

Side by side with the entrepreneurs since 1864, the Societe Generale Group accompanies its customers around the world, taking part in positive transformations and playing the role of connector, propeller for all those who build the future.

Continent with high potential, Africa is at the heart of the priorities of the bank. By supporting the development of local economies for over 100 years, Societe Generale has become the preferred partner of 3.5 million customers, including 150,000 companies in nearly 20 African countries. Convinced that women play a fundamental role in the dynamism of the continent’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, Societe Generale is working alongside WIA to support these entrepreneurs who are shaping tomorrow’s Africa.


Stop Hunger

Stop Hunger believes that Africa must be part of global sustainable development. They also know that the future of Africa goes through its women. Stop Hunger supports WIA Philanthropy because the Foundation shares the same vision and the same desire to contribute to the empowerment of African women, and the development of their businesses, as the essential driver of progress. To put an end to hunger.

Honoris Universities

Honoris United Universities, the first pan-African private higher education network, has chosen to partner with WIA Philantropy to support the 54 young women entrepreneurs awarded each year (WIA Project 54).

Honoris shares the same conviction that entrepreneurship and women’s leadership are major axes to transform the African continent and have an impact on the development of communities.

Since 2018, Honoris has been offering each entrepreneur the opportunity to benefit from free training for one year adapted to her specific needs to accelerate her project, in one of the 10 institutions accessible on one of the 58 campuses or learning center across the continent or online, subject to successful admission competitions.


Gfi Informatique

Early sponsor of the WIA Initiative,  Gfi Group is also the spontaneous partner of digital innovation and start-ups. By is presence in Angola, Morocco, Tunisia, Ivory Coast and Senegal, the Group puts Africa at the heart of its development.

The support to WIA fits naturally into this desire to participate in the economic development of a continent undergoing a transformation, technological in particular. A movement now driven by women’s entrepreneurship that WIA is highlighting by putting the leading women who are building the African society of tomorrow to the fore.

It is with a shared conviction that GFI intends to make an active contribution to this remarkable initiative that will be federative and sustainable.

How to support women's entrepreneurship in Africa : become a patron