2020 Africa Women Leadership Fund Initiative Award Program

2020 Africa Women Leadership Fund Initiative Award Program: Applications are sought from African women who are fund managers for the 2020 Africa Women Leadership Fund Initiative which is an initiative of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Standard Bank Group to impact fund that will provide capital and expertise to successful candidates.

The African Women Leadership Fund Initiative (AWLF) has been founded with the aim of uplifting female-owned and managed asset management firms and providing a defined economic stimulus to achieve sustainable economic growth in Africa. The fund aims at raising over $1 billion over the 10 years for women fund managers to drive and impact businesses and projects across the African continent.


Program Sponsor(s): UNECA/Standard Bank

Program to be taken at: Africa

Program level: Not specified

Program Worth: Program intends to raise $1 billion over ten years for women

Country/Candidate Eligibility: The program is for women applicants across Africa.


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Program Eligibility and Selection Criteria: To be considered for the 2020 Africa Women Leadership Fund Initiative Award Program, applicants are to meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be female resident of an African country or be willing to relocate to Africa and must possess proven fund-or-asset-management experience.
  • Applicants must be willing to be subjected to an investment and operational due-diligence process that will need to be completed by the end of August 2020.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate effectively and must demonstrate strong leadership and academic potential.
  • Applicants must show strong commitment to the development of businesses and entrepreneurship as a whole in Africa.
  • Applicants must be women professionals working in existing and established firms with suitable fund management experience in the listed or private market space.


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Application Procedure for the 2020 Africa Women Leadership Fund Initiative Award Program


Applicants are to visit the online application webpage and complete the application form provided.

Applicants will be asked to answer questions about their investment fund experience and background.

Application Deadline: 30th June, 2020

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