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Nominate a Rising African Leader for the Future of Women Award 2017

Nominate a Rising African Leader for the Future of Women Award 2017


Deadline: September 15, 2017

Nominate a rising woman leader doing incredible work in Africa for the Future of Women Award 2017. The Award will recognize three rising African women leaders in the areas of Technology, Social Impact and Creative Entrepreneurship. The Award is about inspiring, engaging, and recognizing rising women leaders across the continent of Africa. Award winners will be announced via Facebook Live from the Future of Women event in New York on September 21, 2017 in front of a live audience of African First Ladies and Women Leaders.

The award is supported by Global First Ladies Alliance and other partners. The Global First Ladies Alliance supports first ladies, individually and collectively, in their efforts to advance positive change in their communities and around the world. Since 2008, the Global First Ladies Alliance team has directly advised 42 First Ladies and their offices on programmatic and policy initiatives, and helped facilitate productive collaborations between First Ladies and nearly 30 global institutions. They also liaise with Presidents’ offices, ministries and other cabinet officials as their agendas align.


  • Open to rising African women leaders of all ages, working in technology, social impact, or creative entrepreneurship; doing impactful work in Africa;
  • Nominees should be primarily based on the continent.

Selection Criteria

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.


  • Nominate yourself or someone else in two simple steps:
  • Post your nomination on Instagram or Facebook:
  • Fill out the nomination form
  • If posting on Facebook or Instagram:


  • August 30 – September 15, 2017: Nomination Period
  • Award Selection: September 16 – 20, 2017
  • September 21: Announcement

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