Dalia Ibrahim, Receives AWIEF Award 2022/23

Dalia Ibrahim, the CEO of Nahdet Misr & Founder of EdVentures, was shortlisted as a winner in one of the 10 categories of the AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards 2022/23. She was granted MBA Leadership Award 2022/23 during the annual AWIEF Award ceremony. Dalia Ibrahim, TOP 50 Forum Member, was recognized as one of the World’s most influential women in business, and EdTech development. She incorporates her ambition and passion for excellence to cultivate an impact on community development.

Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is one of the continent’s leading innovation and entrepreneurship events, which was held in North Africa for the first time in a collaboration with Egypt’s Ministry of International Cooperation (MOIC) In the presence of Dr. Rania A. Al-Mashat and Egyptian Businessmen’s Association (EBA) for the hosting of this year’s event in Egypt. Dalia also took part in an insightful panel with our Founder and CEO Mrs. Dalia Ibrahim discussing “Finance and Investment: The ROI of Removing Barriers to Access”.

Dalia Ibrahim has more than 25 years of professional experience in education, publishing, digital solutions, and entrepreneurship. Dalia studied BA at the AUC in Cairo and graduated with honors. She received two Master’s degrees in Public Administration and Executive Business Management. She led several positions in Nahdet Masr and succeeded in creating 3 new companies operating under its umbrella. Lately, she launched a venture capital company to support startups specializing in Edtech.

Dalia received many local and international awards. She was awarded the Arab Women and Social Responsibility award for the year 2020. She was chosen among a group of honorable women from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the Emirates. Remarking on her dedication to business, she was the AUC School of Business Alumni award for 201.

AWIEF Announces The Launch of Its Annual Conference

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced a stellar speaker line-up for the 8th edition of its annual conference and awards taking place on 26 and 27 September in Cairo.

AWIEF chose to hold its award-winning conference, expo, and award ceremony in North Africa for the first time, in partnership with Egypt’s Ministry of International Cooperation (MOIC) and Egyptian Businessmen’s Association (EBA). 60 industry experts across business, international development, and government are hosted to share their insights and thought leadership.

This year’s edition is entitled “Advancing Africa through gender integration”. The event aims to promote and accelerate MSMEs growth for Africa’s inclusive economic growth and brings together the African entrepreneurs for discussions on entrepreneurship, leadership, technology and innovation, sustainability, intra-African trade, finance and investment, energy and infrastructure, and agriculture and food security.

The list of high-level AWIEF2022 keynote speakers includes Dalia Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer, Nahdet Misr Publishing House and Founder of EdVentures; Amany Asfour, President, Africa Business Council; Chinyere Almona, Director-General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI); and Marieme Esther Dassanou, Manager, Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA), African Development Bank Group (AfDB).

According to Minister Rania Al-Mashat, “The hosting of AWIEF2022 in Egypt reflects Egypt’s keenness and support for empowering women and enhancing their economic participation and important roles in innovation and entrepreneurship to achieve sustainable development. Such a step also reflects the state’s pivotal roles and national efforts on women empowerment to strengthen women’s contribution to the labor markets.”

On the other hand, “The theme for this year’s AWIEF event is inspired by the fact that no conversation about empowerment or entrepreneurship can, or should, exclude either women or men. Gender diversity and inclusion are vital for Africa’s economic growth”, said the Founder and CEO of AWIEF, Irene Ochem.

She added that a lot of progress has been made, but there is still a lot of work to be done, especially about access to finance for women entrepreneurs, access to markets, skills training, and networks. Egypt is at the forefront of the African entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem, and we are going to learn and connect with those driving this growing economy and other African economies.