The Women in Africa Foundation supports and assists African women entrepreneurs. Thanks to the establishment of an endowment fund, Women in Africa is carrying out a general interest mission and promoting the spread of education in the field of economic development, and more particularly the training of future women leaders of innovative businesses. This year, the Foundation launched Project 54 in collaboration with Societe Generale, a major sponsor of the initiative. This continent-wide initiative will see 54 women entrepreneurs from the 54 African countries selected to participate in the Project, which will provide them with support and publicity.

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Alexandre Maymat Head of Africa for Societe Generale

In Africa, women are the leading actors in local economic development. And yet, the path to becoming an entrepreneur remains a difficult one for them. In collaborating with the WIA Foundation, we are proud to support these women entrepreneurs who are shaping the Africa of tomorrow.

The Women In Africa World Summit in Marrakech

How to help girls and women in Africa connect with market needs? How can they be transferred from the world of work to that of management? Should we focus on digitizing schools? Should we develop artificial intelligence? How can they be integrated into the ecosystem of excellence schools at the global level? These are questions that the participants of the second edition of the Women in Africa World Summit will try to answer at the end of September in Marrakech.

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Women in Africa Initiative

WIA Initiative is the first international platform focusing on economic development and support for African women with strong potential as leaders.

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Project 54

Supporting women who are disrupting the future of the continent through technological innovations has become a solid and sustainable investment for African and international economies. This is why the Women In Africa (WIA) Foundation launched an unprecedented project on 12 April 2018: to create its first class of female entrepreneurs, from the 54 countries of the African continent.

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Regional West Africa Summit in Dakar

The Women In Africa (WIA) Initiative organised its first Regional West Africa Summit in Dakar on 12 April 2018. This unprecedented and forward-looking event to support female entrepreneurship in Africa was focused on the theme “Women Entrepreneurs in Africa: how to build leverage?”

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Hafsat Abiola

Hafsat Abiola, a committed woman

Hafsat Abiola, Nigerian activist for human rights, civil rights and democracy was appointed June 5, 2018 as the Executive President of Women in Africa (WIA) Initiative. This is a key step for the global platform dedicated to the economic development and support of leading and high potential African women.

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