2017 AWIEF Finalists 

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has officially announced the finalists for AWIEF Awards 2018. The aim of the AWIEF Awards is to promote excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across the 54 African countries. Forty (40) women founders and entrepreneurs have been selected as finalists, from twelve (12) different African countries, across eight (8) categories.

The AWIEF Awards will follow the 2018 AWIEF conference and exhibition holding on 8 – 9 November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town.

Young Entrepreneur Award Category Finalists: 
Jane Kagiri – CreativeEdge Solutions – Kenya
Nomso Faith Kana – Sun n Shield 84 Tech – South Africa
Juliet Namujju – Kimuli Fashionability – Uganda
Kunmi Otitoju  – Minku – Nigeria
Bidemi Zakariyau – LSF|PR – Nigeria

Tech Entrepreneur Award Category Finalists:
Benji Coetzee – Empty Trips – South Africa
Faith Kimeu – Dial A Pad – Kenya
Beth Koigi  – Majik Water – Kenya
Darlene Menzies  – Findfind – South Africa
Juliana Rotich – BRCK.Org – Kenya

Social Entrepreneur Award Category Finalists:
Essma Ben Hamida  – Enda Inter-Arabe – Tunisia
Madalitso Chidumu – Impact Ceed – Malawi
Shamim Nabuma Kalisa  – Community Dental and Reproductive Health – Uganda
Lorna Rutto– EcoPosts – Kenya
Amina Slaoui – Groupe AMH – Morocco

Global Brand Award Category Finalists: 
Sarah Collins – Wonderbag – South Africa
Adele Dejak – AdèleDejak, Kenya
Renchia Droganis – Africology – South Africa
Njeri Rionge – Wananchi Group – Kenya
Bethlehem Tilahun-Alemu – SoleRebels – Ethiopia

Agri Entrepreneur Award Category Finalists:  
Ngabaghila Chatata – Thanthwe Enterprises – Malawi
Elorm Goh – Agrisolve – Ghana
Jeanne Groenewald – Elgin Free Range Chickens – South Africa
Joyce Kyalema – Josmak International – Uganda
Jane Maigua – Exotic EPZ Ltd – Kenya

Empowerment Award Catergory Finalists:  
Emma Dicks – CodeSpace – South Africa
Kate Ekanem – Kate Tales Foundation – Nigeria
Chiedza Daneek Nobuhle Kambasha – Hemmingworth Cartwright – Zimbabwe
Irene Kiwia – The Women of Achievement – Tanzania
Marvella Odili – Save Our Need Organization – Nigeria

Creative Industry Award Category Finalists:  
Folake Folarin-Coker  – Tiffany Amber – Nigeria
Nana Akua Oppong-Birmeh – Archxenus – Ghana
Soraya Piedade – Soraya da Piedade Ltd – Angola
Abai Schulze – ZAAF Collection – Ethiopia
Winnifred Selby – Afrocentric Bamboo – Ghana

Lifetime Achievement Award Category Finalists:  
Iyalode Alaba Lawson – NACCIMA Business Women Group – Nigeria
Margaret Hirsch – Hirsch’s Homestores – South Africa
Tabitha Karanja – Keroche Breweries – Kenya
Wendy Luhabe – Women Private Equity Fund, South Africa
Jennifer Riria – Echo Network Africa/Kenya Women Holding – Kenya

Register for the event here: AWIEF 2018 

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