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Do You Know A Young Woman With Leadership Potential In Your Classroom, Network Or Community?

Young Women Need Tangible Role Models On African Soil, And We Need Your Help To Find Them.

What if she could make a difference to your country’s economic growth and job creation? Our youth, especially girls, need role models their own age, like Farah Emara from Egypt, to inspire them to believe in the difference they can make with a small business.

Are they solving creative, medical, agricultural or environmental problems, with clever solutions that are in demand? We seek to identify and support role models like Farah and the entrepreneurial ecosystems that nurture them.


You play the biggest role in shaping them, and we invite you to share their success with us! Nominate the top entrepreneurial talent from your country to receive the financial and networking support they need to succeed.

The Anzisha Prize is Africa’s biggest award for her youngest entrepreneurs aged 15 - 22 years, and hands out over USD $100,000 every year in prize money to entrepreneurs from all over the continent.

Make sure the stories of amazing young women in your country are celebrated!

Nominate the top entrepreneurial female talent from your country to receive the financial and networking support they need to succeed.

The award aims to recognize Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs who are not only solving problems within their local environment, but who are also creating jobs for other youth to help close the jobs gap that exists and is growing among Africa’s youth.

The Anzisha Prize isn’t awarded for great ideas or business plans – it recognises young entrepreneurs who are operating for profit and non-profit ventures that demonstrate: ingenuity; scalability; and a social impact.

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Do they meet this criteria?

  • Between the ages of 15 and 22?
  • Are they running an established venture, delivering value to a few customers?
  • Are they involved in the strategy and operations of their venture?
  • Has the venture demonstrated some impact already?
  • Are they already earning a revenue, or reaching beneficiaries with the potential to improve (both ‘for-profit businesses’ or ‘not-for-profit’ ventures qualify).

It Starts With Your Vote Of Confidence:

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What Happens After You Nominate A Young Entrepreneur?

Nominees for the Prize still have to submit an application. Your nomination is an endorsement, a recommendation letter on behalf of the candidate. Candidates submit an application that gives full information about their business, enabling them to be evaluated for participation in the fellowship. The nominee receives an email letting them know that they have been nominated, and also a reminder to apply for the prize as soon as applications are open.

Be inspired by the 2019 Anzisha Fellows

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