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Women In Africa

Women are the driving force of African economies and are changing the future of the continent. Supporting them in their desire to undertake and promoting them is a sustainable commitment for African and international economies.

The Women In Africa Philanthropy Foundation understands, supports and accompanies African women entrepreneurs and promotes the spread of education in the field of economic development, and more specifically the training of future creators of innovative companies.

Societe Generale has committed itself alongside the foundation to support women's entrepreneurship in Africa.


Africa is moving, creating, innovating. During the various forums that I organised, I met great leaders, ultra-connected startuppers, entrepreneurs. I wanted to use my expertise to help them go further. With Women In Africa, we create a pool of female talent.

Aude de Thuin
Founder of Women In Africa

We have an excellent network of women in Africa and around the world as well as strong relationships with companies and organisations. Which means that there is no limit to what we can achieve to ensure the empowerment of women in Africa.

Hafsat Abiola
President of Women In Africa

54 Project

Reveal and accompany women throughout the African continent

Africa is the only region in the world where more women than men choose the path of entrepreneurship, a reality accompanied by the Women in Africa Philanthropy Foundation, which we are proud to support. To open the field of possibilities to this feminine dynamic will have an undeniable impact on the future of the continent.

Frédéric Oudéa
Chief Executive Officer of Societe Generale Group

In collaboration with Societe Generale, the Women In Africa Philanthropy Foundation launched an unprecedented project, "54 Project": to create the first class of entrepreneur women from all over Africa.

Each year, the 54 Project selects 54 women entrepreneurs from each of the 54 African countries to benefit from training, coaching and media coverage around their entrepreneurial activity.

2019 edition

The third edition of the World Summit in Marrakech brings together young African talents and all the decision-makers who are engaged in the transformation of the continent. The cross-cutting theme was "How do African women engage the world and create a new paradigm?".

This meeting, both pan-African and international, made it possible to tackle themes such as: "Africa-Europe: changing the way of future reports", "Africa-Asia Dynamics" or "Africa-Americas: Engaging America in a new relationship with a more visible Africa".