The Future of Women Award



#theFutureofWomen Award is about inspiring, engaging, and recognizing rising women leaders across the continent of Africa.

Nominate a rising woman leader doing incredible work in Africa.




21 September 2017

ABOUT

Nominate a rising African woman leader.

Nomination period

August 30 - September 15

Award selection

September 16 - September 20

Announcement

September 21
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING.

JOIN US VIA FACEBOOK LIVE ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST AT 1:00PM EDT FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS.

The future belongs to us, because we have taken charge of it.
― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf



ELIGIBILITY

The 2017 #TheFutureOfWomen Award is open to rising African women leaders of all ages, working in technology, social impact, or creative entrepreneurship; doing impactful work in Africa, primarily based on the continent.

NOMINATION

Nominate yourself or someone else in two simple steps:

1. Post your nomination on Instagram or Facebook:
2. Fill out the nomination form online



If posting on Facebook:
1. Follow and post to the @gflaorg Facebook page and tag your nominee.
2. Describe the impactful work the nominee is doing for #thefutureofwomen using the hashtag.

If posting on Instagram:
1. Follow and tag @gflaorg and tag your nominee.
2. Describe the impactful work the nominee is doing for #thefutureofwomen using the hashtag.

CRITERIA & SELECTION

Award selection will be based upon the following criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Sustainability
  • Long term impact of the work on the future of women
  • Public support on Instagram + Facebook via likes, shares, and comments
  • How this award could benefit the work of the nominee

  • Nominations will be judged by a committee of four, comprised of one representative from Global First Ladies Alliance, Facebook, MAC AIDS Fund and OkayAfrica.

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    AWARD

    The 2017 award will recognize three rising African women leaders in the areas of Tech, Social Impact and Creative Entrepreneurship.

    The award is supported by Global First Ladies Alliance, Facebook, MAC AIDS Fund, and OkayAfrica.

    ANNOUNCEMENT

    Award winners will be announced via Facebook Live from the The Future of Women event in New York on 21 September 2017 in front of a live audience of African First Ladies and Women Leaders.

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    If you have any questions about the award or event, please contact us.

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