Cameroon’s Melissa Bime, Uganda’s Evelyn Namara and Kenya-based Audrey Cheng have been announced as Finalists representing Sub-Sahara Africa for the 2018 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards.
Designed to support women entrepreneurs, the Cartier Women's Initiative awards were established in 2006 by Cartier, the INSEAD business school and McKinsey & Company. With 18 finalists across the following regions: Latin America, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, and Asia-Pacific, the awards promote female-led and socially responsible startup companies.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, three finalists have been shortlisted:
- Audrey Cheng, Moringa School: US-born Audrey Cheng set up a multi-disciplinary coding school that is committed to providing young Africans with digital and professional skills training.
- Evelyn Namara, Vouch Digital: Entrepreneur Evelyn Namara set up an online platform, which has allowed digital vouchers to change the way government and aid organization cash transfers are distributed in Uganda.
- Melissa Bime, Social Ventures Infuiss: From her brief experience as a nurse, Melissa set up an online blood bank that collects and dispatches blood donations to hospitals.
The announcement of the Laureates takes place during the Awards ceremony in Singapore on April 26th, 2018. Each regional winner will be awarded $100,000 USD in funding, personalised coaching for one year, networking and visibility opportunities.
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