Kenya’s Charlot Magayi & Mary Inzofu named as finalists in the AWIEF Awards 2019

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Kenyan entrepreneurs Charlot Magayi and Mary Inzofu have been named as finalists in the Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum Awards 2019 (AWIEF Awards 2019). Other East Africans on the list include Evelyn Namara of Vouch Digital from Uganda and Beatrice Haule, AfriAgric Products from Tanzania.

They are among 22 women founders and entrepreneurs that have been selected as finalists, from different African countries, across 8 different categories.

The AWIEF Awards winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 30 October 2019, following on from the 2019 AWIEF Conference and Exhibition taking place on 29-30 October 2019 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town. The theme this year is: ‘Enhancing impact: digitalisation, investment and intra-Africa trade’.

AWIEF promotes excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across all 54 African countries.

This year a new award has been introduced in partnership with APO Group. In honour of the partnership, APO Group is the founding sponsor of a new award: the African Women in Media Award, to recognize women journalists who support women’s entrepreneurship in Africa.

The African Women in Media Award award is open to African women journalists and bloggers. Stories must have been broadcast or published between 1st January and 15th September 2019. The online entry form is available here https://apo-opa.com/application-apoma-eng/. The deadline for entries is 15th September 2019. The finalists will be announced on 1st October 2019 while the winner will be announced on Wednesday, 30 October 2019.

The finalists for the 2019 AWIEF Awards are:

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD

  • Beatrice Haule, AfriAgric Products (Tanzania)
  • Lola Alli, Lagos Executive Cardiovascular Clinic (Nigeria)
  • Ola (Orekunrin) Brown, Flying Doctors (Nigeria)

TECH ENTREPRENEUR AWARD

  • Caroline Corbett, SmartBlade (South Africa)
  • Rebecca Enonchong, AppsTech (Cameroun)
  • Diane Temogne, Engineering Consulting and Services (Cameroun)

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR AWARD

  • Sizani Ngubane, Rural Women’s Movement (South Africa)
  • Efua Asibon, Dislabelled (Ghana)
  • Laurence Esteve, Zip Zap (South Africa)

GLOBAL BRAND AWARD

  • Shantelle Booysen, Elim Spa Products (South Africa)

AGRI ENTREPRENEUR AWARD

  • Evelyn Namara, Vouch Digital (Uganda)
  • Caroline Pomeyie, ProFish (Ghana)
  • Affiong Williams, ReelFruit (Nigeria)

EMPOWERMENT AWARD

  • Mary Inzofu, Njia Empowerment Organisation (Kenya)
  • Nambula Kachumi, WeCreate (Zambia)
  • Charlot Magayi, Mukuru Clean Stoves (Kenya)

CREATIVE INDUSTRY AWARD

  • Kapasa Musonda, Mangishi Doll Co. (Zambia)
  • Genet Kebede, Paradise Fashion (Ethiopia)
  • Abby Ikomi, House of Irawo (Nigeria)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Kristine Pearson, Lifeline Energy (South Africa)
  • Oumou Sangaré, Festival International du Wassulu (Mali)
  • Joke Silva, LUFODO Group (Nigeria)
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