WIA (Women In Africa) is looking to select 54 African women entrepreneurs for its 2020 project which entails a trip to Morrocco, executive training and other perks.

Initiated by the WIA Philanthropy Foundation, WIA 54 project 2020 is on a mission to attract promising female entrepreneurs in Africa, who have a strong potential to shape the future of the continent. 

On a yearly basis, the foundation selects 54 women entrepreneurs– one each for the 54 countries in Africa for a shot at its challenge.

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Selected applicants will have the chance to join its network of International Women In Africa Entrepreneurs’ Club. WIA 54 project 2020 will be undergone in the home country; Marrakesh, Morocco.

Selection Criteria for WIA 54 project 2020 

The initiative is open to all African countries and will pay special attention to most companies with high-growth potential or initiatives with already proven traction :

  • Innovative product, service or technology and/or a strong human impact
  • Created or managed by an African woman citizen
  • With the first traction on the market (turnover, number of users, raised funds…)
  • Proven business model, scalability
  • Large growth potential (in own country, Africa and globally)
  • Ambitious team with deep execution skills


  • Invitation to the International Annual Summit WIA in Marrakesh (June 25/26 2020):  reimbursement of travel, accommodation.
    • Unique visibility: Unique visibility from 500 delegates, including investors, top executives and media from all over the world
    • High-level Networking: Business meetings organized during the WIA Club Annual Meeting in Marrakech
  • Bootcamp: Access to two days training Bootcamp prior to the summit.
  • Annual membership to the WIA Club offered, first international women entrepreneurs club on the continent:
    • visibility on Women in Africa print and web supports including website, WIA Mag, social media.
    • Special access to the WIA Link digital platform in order to exchange with each other and with an international top executive, and MOOC training access: how to pitch,  speak, access business opportunities, etc.
    • Regional and Local meetings of entrepreneurs all year long with the WIA Hubs
  • Mentoring: Mentoring for 1 year from large companies (depending on the fundings and sponsors)
  • Scholarships: Scholarships offered available on one of our partner’s 48 campuses or via e-learning, provided that you pass the admission exams


  • February 9, 2020 -Application portal closes
  • June 25-26, 2020 -Program duration

How to apply

If you check all criteria boxes, begin your application online before the WIA 54 project 2020  closes on Sunday,  February 9, 2020.

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