The AWIEF Awards 2018 will be presented in the following eight (8) categories:
- YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
This Award goes to a young female entrepreneur under the age of 35, who has demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial spirit and skills to build and grow a successful business, and is an inspiration to other young entrepreneurs.
- TECH ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
This Award seeks to recognise a woman entrepreneur who has used science and technology to create an innovative business, offering new knowledge, service, product or solution.
- SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
This Award goes to a woman who with her business has made significant social impacts in the community and has proffered solutions to social, cultural, technology, education, environment or financial challenges with her innovative product or service.
- GLOBAL BRAND AWARD
The Global Brand Award goes to a woman entrepreneur or business owner who has created a world-class product or service that is easily recognisable as a global brand.
- AGRI ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
This Award goes to a woman who has achieved significant recognition and business success in the field of agriculture and agribusiness with great impact on food security in her community or country.
- EMPOWERMENT AWARD
The Empowerment Award goes to a woman who has greatly contributed and invested in inspiring, mentoring and empowering other women entrepreneurs.
- CREATIVE INDUSTRY AWARD
This Award recognises the disruptive and creative entrepreneurial excellence of a woman in the film, music, food, beauty, art, fashion, media, advertising, design, or crafts industry.
- LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an established woman entrepreneur for prolonged and consistent achievements in business. This individual is a role model who has displayed exceptional and outstanding business leadership over time. This Award also recognises the significant contribution made to job creation and the economy.