Societe Generale/Women in Africa Responsible Entrepreneurs Competition for African Women Entrepreneurs

Societe Generale/Women in Africa Responsible Entrepreneurs Competition for African Women Entrepreneurs

Applications are now open for the Women in Africa (WIA) 54 Programme 2024. This year, in partnership with Société Générale, WIA’s long-standing partner on the WIA54 program, WIA Philanthropy is proud to launch the “Responsible Entrepreneurs” competition to generate an even more significant impact in Africa.

The “Responsible Entrepreneurs” competition aims to reward African women entrepreneurs who, through their businesses, contribute significantly to the social, economic and environmental impact in their communities. This competition is a unique opportunity for women to display their commitment to sustainable development and social responsibility.

As part of this new phase of collaboration, Société Générale and WIA Philanthropy will place a specific focus on Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, and Senegal. The main objective of this initiative is to support and promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), while developing dynamic local initiatives around female entrepreneurship.


Conditions of participation include:

  • Have founded and run a business in one of the four target countries for at least one year.

  • Have integrated a CSR program within the company, with positive results to support it.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to expanding CSR impact at the Pan-African level.

    Evaluation criteria

  • Submission of a complete CSR report during the call for applications, detailing the initiatives implemented and the results obtained

  • Demonstration of the positive impact of the CSR program in place within the company

  • Affirmed ambition to
    extend CSR impact on a pan-African scale

    The program


    The program aims to select and support four exceptional female entrepreneurs through a competitive call for applications process. Selected participants will benefit from intensive online training over six months, from June to December 2024. This training, designed in close collaboration with WIA Philanthropy, will cover several essential facets of entrepreneurship, equipping participants with the skills necessary for development. of their businesses.

    Through its extensive network, Société Générale will offer networking opportunities at the national, pan-African, and international levels, thus promoting the creation of a sustainable and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem.

    Mentoring and visibility

    A personalized mentoring program will be put in place, allowing entrepreneurs to receive advice from experienced professionals. Additionally, a dedicated communications plan will be developed to promote participants’ successes and initiatives through WIA media, including the website and social media.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Societe Generale/Women in Africa Responsible Entrepreneurs Competition for African Women Entrepreneurs

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