Shell, Nedbank, FedEx, AWS, Roche, AGRA, City of Johannesburg and PayFast Partner for AWIEF 2021 Hybrid Conference and AWIEF Awards


The AWIEF 2021 conference and the AWIEF Awards will both take place as hybrid events (virtual and in person). The venue for the in-person events is the Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Shell Downstream South Africa, Nedbank, FedEx Express, AWS, Roche, AGRA, City of Johannesburg, Balsamiq and PayFast have all partnered with AWIEF as proud sponsors of the AWIEF 2021 conference and AWIEF awards.

Strategy Specialist Nirmala Reddy, Nedbank Business Banking, Corporate Development, said: “Nedbank’s philosophy of seeing money differently has taken him on a journey with phenomenal women who want to be part of the solution. to rebuild the economy. Through targeted programs and interventions, Nedbank supports the business owner as a leader, innovator, coach, strategist and many other roles that they must fulfill. The programs and interventions are tailored, encompassing all aspects of the business value chain to enable them to take their business to the next level, ”adds Reddy.

“As Shell South Africa, our goal, through business and supplier development, is to help advance South Africa’s transformation journey, through the creation and support of businesses that thrive and thrive in an inclusive South African economy and beyond.

We have been in partnership with AWIEF since 2018 and this partnership has enabled us to help advance South Africa’s transformation by engaging more than 1,300 women entrepreneurs to develop their networks, access markets and finance, ”said Ntobeko Mogadime, transformation advisor for Shell Downstream South Africa.

“We are delighted to partner with AWIEF, whose goals of economic inclusion and entrepreneurial empowerment closely align with those of PayFast. We believe that empowering women entrepreneurs through technology and in particular e-commerce, will drive innovation and economic growth in Africa, providing more opportunities for women to create value in their communities while generating income through online payments, ”said Colleen Harrison, Marketing Manager at PayFast.

High-level global speakers will lead discussions on post-pandemic recovery and sustainable economic growth for Africa. This includes a panel of ministers made up of African ministers from Egypt, Rwanda and Ghana, joined by a representative from the African Development Bank.

To attend the AWIEF Conference and / or Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner in person in Johannesburg, send an email to: [email protected]

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF).

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