To mark the 5th anniversary of its high-profile annual conference, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has recently launched a prestigious publication, AWIEF Insights, celebrating and acknowledging the contribution made by women leaders, businesswomen, and entrepreneurs across the Pan-African continent.
AWIEF Insights is a glossy, magazine-style publication where leading women in Africa share their journeys, provide insight into their challenges and give advice to young women at the start of their careers. The women who are involved in this initiative include H.E. Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, former President of Mauritius and a scientist who is a global authority on biodiversity, Dr Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and UN Undersecretary-General, Zanele Mbeki, founder, Women’s Development Bank and former First Lady of South Africa, Wendy Luhabe, economic activist and social entrepreneur, South Africa, Magda Wierzycka, CEO, Sygnia Group South Africa, Dr Nevine Abdelkhalek, Vice President ECG Engineering Consultants Group, Egypt and Gina Din-Kariuki, Executive Chair, Gina Din Group, Kenya.
“With AWIEF Insights, we wanted to celebrate and acknowledge great women leaders on the continent, across the political, civil society and business sphere, by asking them to share their leadership journeys and their wisdom to inspire women entrepreneurs across the continent; as well as provide encouragement to younger women entrepreneurs,” says Irene Ochem, Founder and CEO of AWIEF.