Introduced in 2017, the WIA 54 program promotes women entrepreneurship in Africa. Each year, it endows 54 African women entrepreneurs from 54 African countries with a comprehensive support package consisting of training, communication, and networking.

The applications submitted by African women entrepreneurs are pre-selected by Roland Berger’s team, and a jury composed of WIA’s patrons determines the winners.


Each of the 54 laureates will receive the following rewards:


Chika Madubuko (WIA 54 2018)

“My time at WIA 2019 Morocco was very instrumental to this win as I applied the business secrets shared by the speakers during the summit. I was recently listed on the Forbes 30 under 30 list of trailblazing entrepreneurs in Africa.”

Tapiwa Eugenia Muhamba (WIA54 2019)

“My journey has been full of great experiences so far. WIA has taught me the power and influence that naturally inborn in women in Africa. Being a female and being an entrepreneur has many challenges,WIA has opened my eyes on how to face those challenges with confidence. I have also learnt the great power of networking and connections.”


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