Thursday 25 October 2018
6 – 8 pm
Akro CoWorking Space
25 Wale Street
City Centre, Cape Town
We invite you to come meet and be inspired by guest speaker, Irene Ochem, Founder & CEO at Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF).
She is spearheading a highly influential pan-African women’s economic empowerment organisation poised to become the number one, globally recognised platform for female entrepreneurship in Africa
This is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet her in person and hear her story.
More info on Cape Town Entrepreneurial Society
Cape Town Entrepreneur Social has a monthly social that brings together like minded social entrepreneurs who are looking to grow their businesses through collaboration, community and commitment so that they can have a greater impact on their communities and thereby bring about the change in the world that we need.
Cape Town Entrepreneur Social is part of the international Entrepreneurs. Institute https://www.entrepreneursinstitute.com/home/ which is a leading social entrepreneur education group founded by Social Entrepreneur & Futurist, Roger James Hamilton. http://www.rogerjameshamilton.com/index.php
The Genius U online global networking platform http://geniusu.com/?a_aid=CapeTown and offers huge opportunity for social entrepreneurs from start-ups to enterprises to connect, share and collaborate plus they have access to volumes of free online entrepreneur education.
About the speaker
Irene Ochem, founder & CEO of AWIEF is firmly rooted in reality yet driven by a strength
of conviction and determination that will bore their way through any opposing
circumstances. This is one quality that has brought her across countries & continents,
through daunting obstacles & deep-seated prejudices to where she now stands,
spearheading a highly influential pan-African women’s economic empowerment
organisation poised to become the number one, globally recognised platform for female
entrepreneurship in Africa.
Extensive involvement in international organisations as conference organiser,
administrative coordinator, research administration manager, international consultant and
development specialist has steadily grown her vision to include the entire entrepreneurship
ecosystem, from stakeholders and business experts to policy makers and aspiring
She holds bachelor’s and postgraduate degrees as well as an MBA in International
Management acquired at the University of London.
Irene’s focus is Africa’s most underutilised resource – women – and she is harnessing highlevel,
successful female entrepreneurs as well as young emerging businesswomen to
create the unique AWIEF platform bringing big & small together to connect & interface.
Her programmes, including the annual AWIEF Conference, AWIEF Awards, AWIEF Growth
Accelerator to make companies “investment ready”, AWIEF Business Networking
Breakfasts and her impressive profile as conference speaker have enabled AWIEF to enter
into partnerships with reputable international institutions.
Irene’s winning attributes are her track record, ability to tap into the knowledge &
expertise gained globally, to network and understand the international development
sector. She is fully aligned with the new SDGs that are taking the woman agenda to new
dimensions. Perfectly positioned to promote intra-African collaborations for women,
she is set to stimulate a whole new momentum of meaningful change for women in