Applications are now open for the SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE/WOMEN IN AFRICA (WIA) 2024 RESPONSIBLE ENTREPRENEURS COMPETITION. 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.

Application Deadline: April 20, 2024 

The “Responsible Entrepreneurs” competition seeks to honor African women company owners who make major contributions to the social, economic, and environmental well-being of their communities through their enterprises. Women have a rare chance to demonstrate their dedication to social responsibility and sustainable development through this competition.

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.

Selection Process:

  • Submission of applications: Interested entrepreneurs are invited to submit their application detailing their project and the CSR impact generated.
  • Evaluation: A jury composed of experts in entrepreneurship, sustainable development and representatives of Société Générale and WIA will evaluate the applications.
  • Announcement of the winners: The winners will be announced on the Women In Africa website and social networks.

For More Information and to apply for the Women in Africa (WIA) 54 Programme. Visit the SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE/WOMEN IN AFRICA (WIA) 2024 RESPONSIBLE ENTREPRENEURS COMPETITION FOR AFRICAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS’ official website.

JOIN YOA Your Opportunities Africa Whatsapp Groups and Telegram Group : For timely and daily Updates Join our social Media groups Whatsapp 1 , Whatsapp 2 , Whatsapp 3Whatsapp 4 Whatsapp 5 , Whatsapp 6 , Whatsapp 7 , Whatsapp 8 , Whatsapp 9Whatsapp 10Whatsapp 11TELEGRAM.


Discover more from

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading

× Inquire Now