PAWENpreneur Awards for African Female Intrapreneurs & Entrepreneurs 2023 – APPLY NOW

The PAWENpreneur Awards, organized by the Pan African Women Empowerment Network (PAWEN), is a celebration and recognition of the accomplishments and resilience of African women. These awards highlight the vital roles that women play in the African business and corporate sphere, honoring both entrepreneurs who establish and grow successful businesses and intrapreneurs who demonstrate innovative leadership within their companies.

PAWENpreneur Awards for African Female Intrapreneurs & Entrepreneurs

PAWENpreneur Awards for African Female Intrapreneurs & Entrepreneurs

This inaugural event marks the beginning of an esteemed and highly anticipated annual tradition. Far more than just accolades, the PAWENpreneur Awards serve as a testament to the exceptional determination and tenacity displayed by African women in their businesses and careers. These women become beacons of inspiration for aspiring and established female professionals alike.

As recipients of these awards, honorees will not only receive well-deserved recognition for their efforts and achievements but also gain entrance into a distinguished network of trailblazers. This network provides access to valuable resources, mentorship, and opportunities tailored to propel their initiatives to new heights.

Through the platform of these awards, their aim is to cultivate a narrative that emphasizes empowerment, accomplishment, and the immense impact of women’s contributions to both economic and social development throughout Africa.


  • Gain Recognition: Receive global, regional, and industry-wide acknowledgment for your personal achievements or those of your company.
  • Inspire and Be Inspired: Your story of resilience, leadership, and success will serve as a guiding light, inspiring future female professionals and entrepreneurs worldwide to follow in your footsteps.
  • Increase Visibility: Engage in a special moment of recognition through our extensive public relations campaigns, which aim to showcase nominees and awardees, amplifying your influence and presence within professional and business communities.
  • Enhance Credentials: Receiving or even being nominated for these esteemed awards significantly boosts your professional credibility, positioning you or your business as exemplary role models of excellence and leadership.
  • Celebrate Success: The awards offer a global platform to highlight the extraordinary achievements and impact of African women, acknowledging and celebrating their unwavering dedication to excellence and innovation.
  • No Boundaries: Open to African women from all around the world, fostering recognition beyond geographical borders.
  • Unlimited Opportunities: Participation is free of charge, providing equal access to all.

Eligibility Criteria

Some criteria have to be met in order to be nominated

  • The awards are open to women of African descent, regardless of where they currently reside in the world.
  • Whether you are advancing your career in a professional setting or building your own business as an entrepreneur, these awards are suitable for you.
  • You should be willing to provide evidence of your accomplishments and progress in your professional or entrepreneurial journey if requested during the judging stage.
  • You must be at least 18 years old by October 1, 2023, to be eligible.

Nomination Process

The nomination process for the PAWEpNpreneur Awards is simple and fair, designed to highlight deserving candidates through a thorough evaluation.

  • Nomination Period: From October 1st to October 31st, nominations will be accepted. This is the opportunity to showcase the achievements and successes of either yourself or an exceptional woman you know.
  • Shortlisting: At the end of the nomination period, the top 10 nominees with the highest number of nominations will proceed to the next stage of the process.
  • Judging: A panel of esteemed judges will carefully assess each of the top 10 nominations. If necessary, PAWEN may contact the nominees for further information to ensure a comprehensive evaluation.
  • Decision Time: After the judges have completed their thorough evaluations, they will select the top three candidates. The award recipients will be announced during our awards night.
  • To nominate, click here.

For further information visit PAWENpreneur Awards Official website.

Application Deadline

November 10, 2023.

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