On June 27 and 28, the 3rd edition of the Women In Africa (WIA) Annual Summit will be held in Marrakech under the theme: "How African women engage the world and create a new paradigm?" On this occasion, Vincent Rouaix, CEO of Gfi, will award the "Digital/Tech" prize to a young African entrepreneur.

A look back at last year's edition

Founded by Aude de Thuin in 2017, the Woman In Africa Initiative is a platform for connecting high potential African women to support Africa's economic development. The highlight of the meetings organised throughout the year, this summit will bring together start-ups and decision-makers involved in the transformation of the continent.

The summit is an opportunity to address various themes such as: "Africa-Europe: changing future relations", "Africa-Asia dynamics" or "Does corruption have a gender?".

Revelations Show
Many highlights are planned for the two days of the summit, including the Revelations Show, an awards ceremony for the winners of Project 54.

Project 54 highlights 54 high-potential African women entrepreneurs and rewards seven of them in the following categories: Agriculture, Digital/Tech, Education, Fintech, Health, Environment and Social Innovation.

As one of its first patrons, Gfi renewed its support for WIA by awarding the Digital/Tech Prize. A symbolic action by which Gfi shows its strong support for women's entrepreneurship in Africa and for the continent's economic development.

Women In Africa 2019 program

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