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.
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.
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?”
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.