Women In Africa WIA54 Program 2022 ($10 Billion)

Application for Women in Africa WIA54 Program 2022 is ongoing!

Through its WIA 54 program, WIA is committed to supporting 10,000 African women entrepreneurs by 2030 through training, mentoring, communication, and access to finance. Our goal is to contribute to the creation of 100,000 jobs and to contribute to the generation of $10 billion in revenue for the African economy by 2030.

About WIA54 Program

WIA54 identifies remarkable African women entrepreneurs who run businesses with high growth potential.  

The WIA54 program will be conducted in several phases, as outlined below:

  • Call for application
  • Announcement of finalist
  • The training phase
  • The mentoring phase
  • Business plan presentation
  • The pitch phase

Applicants must complete the application form, which has several sections:

  • Personal information;
  • Information about the company. 

The application will be done in 2 steps – the WIA team will get back to the pre-selected candidates after step 1. 

  • Selection criteria:
    • Business created or led by an African woman
    • First traction on the market (sales, number of users, funds raised)
    • Be part of one of the 8 categories (primary business category)The selection criteria for the projects:
    • Innovative product, service or technology
    • Proven business model scalability
    • Strong growth potential
    • Ambitious team with strong execution ability
    • Market traction (revenue, number of users, funds raised)
    • Potential impact in Africa

Application Deadlines

The call for applications will run from February 22, 2022, to May 31, 2022.







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