WIA 54 program for African women entrepreneurs


Join the WIA 54 program for African women entrepreneurs!

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

In 2021, WIA rolls out its 2030 plan which multiplies the number of beneficiaries of the program by 10!

This year, 540 women candidates will benefit from training and coaching! The jury will indeed make an initial selection of 10 finalists per country. Through this newly introduced initiative, WIA aims at supporting more than 10,000 women entrepreneurs by 2030.

From this strengthened pool of entrepreneurs, the jurors will then select the 54 country laureates and 9 sectoral prize winners who will receive a comprehensive package of support to further boost their success!

Candidates can apply in the following areas:

The call for applications opens Tuesday, April 6th, 2021. Women entrepreneurs are invited to apply through Women In Africa Initiative’s website: https://wia-initiative.com/eng-wia542021/

The deadline is 7th of May 2021 at midnight (Central European Time).