Darlene Menzies – Finalist in AWIEF Awards, Tech Entrepreneur Category

We are proud and honoured to announce that Finfind’s CEO Darlene Menzies is a finalist in the 2018 African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards in the Tech Entrepreneur category. She is one of five finalists in her category with entrants from 16 countries.

The aim of the AWIEF Awards is to promote excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across the 54 African countries.

A total of 40 women founders- and entrepreneurs have been selected as finalists, from 12 different African countries, across eight categories.

The AWIEF Awards will follow the 2018 AWIEF conference and exhibition taking place on 8 and 9 November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town.

All the Finalists  for the AWIEF Awards

Young Entrepreneur Finalists

Jane Kagiri – CreativeEdge Solutions – Kenya

Nomso Faith Kana – Sun n Shield 84 Tech – South Africa

Juliet Namujju – Kimuli Fashionability – Uganda

Kunmi Otitoju – Minku – Nigeria

Bidemi Zakariyau – LSF|PR – Nigeria

 

Tech Entrepreneur Finalists

Benji Coetzee – Empty Trips – South Africa

Faith Kimeu – Dial A Pad – Kenya

Beth Koigi – Majik Water – Kenya

Darlene Menzies – Finfind – South Africa

Juliana Rotich – BRCK.Org – Kenya

 

Social Entrepreneur Finalists

Essma Ben Hamida – Enda Inter-Arabe – Tunisia

Madalitso Chidumu – IMPACT-CEED – Malawi

Shamim Nabuma Kaliisa – Community Dental and Reproductive Health – Uganda

Lorna Rutto – EcoPosts – Kenya

Amina Slaoui – Groupe AMH – Morocco

 

Global Brand Finalists

Sarah Collins – Wonderbag – South Africa

Adele Dejak – AdèleDejak, Kenya

Renchia Droganis – Africology – South Africa

Njeri Rionge – Wananchi Group – Kenya

Bethlehem Tilahun-Alemu – SoleRebels – Ethiopia

 

Agri Entrepreneur Finalists

Ngabaghila Chatata – Thanthwe Enterprises – Malawi

Elorm Goh – Agrisolve – Ghana

Jeanne Groenewald – Elgin Free Range Chickens – South Africa

Joyce Kyalema – Josmak International – Uganda

Jane Maigua – Exotic EPZ Ltd – Kenya

 

Empowerment Finalists

Emma Dicks – CodeSpace – South Africa

Kate Ekanem – Kate Tales Foundation – Nigeria

Chiedza Daneek Nobuhle Kambasha – Hemmingworth Cartwright – Zimbabwe

Irene Kiwia – The Women of Achievement – Tanzania

Marvella Odili – Save Our Need Organisation – Nigeria

 

Creative Industry Finalists

Folake Folarin-Coker – Tiffany Amber – Nigeria

Nana Akua Oppoing-Birmeh – Archxenus – Ghana

Soraya Piedade – Soraya da Piedade Ltd – Angola

Abai Schulze – ZAAF Collection – Ethiopia

Winnifred Selby – Afrocentric Bamboo – Ghana

 

Lifetime Achievement Finalists

Iyalode Alaba Lawson – NACCIMA Business Women Group – Nigeria

Margaret Hirsch – Hirsch’s Homestores – South Africa

Tabitha Karanja – Keroche Breweries – Kenya

Wendy Luhabe – Women Private Equity Fund – South Africa

Jennifer Riria – Echo Network Africa/Kenya Women Holding – Kenya

 

We celebrate this story being shared across all platforms around the continent.

 

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