WEF is on the lookout for Africa's top five female innovators

Ventures Africa brings us this news of this year's World Economic Forum for Africa, which will highlight some stars in innovation. Read on for more. 

venturesafrica.com - This May, Africa’s female innovators and entrepreneurs will be in the spotlight based on an opportunity to represent Africa at the 2016 World Economic Forum for Africa as part of the top five role models on the continent in the area of wealth generation and economic empowerment. These five female innovators will be selected from Africa’s “brightest and best” at the discretion of a panel of experts, and will then be invited to participate in the forum at Kigali, Rwanda.

The event will take place from the 11th to the 13th of next month, but the search is already on to determine the crop of female innovators and entrepreneurs who would shape Africa’s next generation. And because the World Economic Forum (WEF) is “committed to improving the state of the world,” application for the challenge is not limited to individuals occupying the technology space.

Fashion designers, farmers, artists, retailers, social entrepreneurs, and other such women who have set a standard with their innovative business models and have significantly improved their societies and the lives of the people around them can all register to be one of the top five making a difference at the forum this year. This is also in the spirit of championing inclusivity in the field of innovation which up until recently has been credited to professionals in the technology space.

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