The World Economic Forum is searching for the continent’s top female innovators who have a demonstrated track record in using innovative technology or business models in any sector including entrepreneurship, fashion, retail and farming.
Winners of the challenge will be invited to attend the annual World Economic Forum on Africa Summit scheduled to take place in Kigali Rwanda from 11th to 13th May this year.
“We have launched a challenge to identify Africa’s top women innovators because we know that the female half of the population in particular needs champions and role models,” said Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa, World Economic Forum.
She also noted that the continent’s best resource is its people who need to be empowered through an environment where they can flourish.
The female innovators must have also given back to society along the way.
The closing date to enter the challenge is Monday 25th April, 2016.
The best five female innovators from Africa will be selected by a panel of experts and proceed on to meet top global leaders from across business, government and the civil society as well as potential investors at the Summit.
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