Nominations have open for this year’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (WEYA 2016).

The awards is an Initiative by WomanRising, a subsidiary of The African Network of Entrepreneurs (TANOE) aimed at giving women entrepreneurs in various sectors of the economy the needed public recognition for their outstanding achievements and audacious exploits in business as part of their contribution to the development of a vibrant Private Sector and the economy of Ghana in general.

This year’s award seeks to discover the new and celebrate outstanding women entrepreneurs in various sectors of Ghana economy.

The Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award features two bouquets of award categories; The mainstream and special WEYA 2016 categories.


In the mainstream award categories, there are;

The Awards Categories include the following:
1.    Agriculture & Agribusiness
2.    Banking & Finance
3.    Beauty & Wellness
4.    Branding & Marketing
5.    Capacity Building & Coaching
6.    Communication & Public Relations
7.    Construction
8.    Distribution, Wholesale & Retail
9.    Education
10.    Engineering
11.    Events & Logistics
12.    Fashion
13.    Food processing
14.    Health
15.    Hospitality
16.    Human Resources
17.    Insurance
18.    Investments
19.    Legal
20.    Manufacturing
21.    Media
22.    Mining
23.    Oil & Gas
24.    Photography
25.    Printing & Publishing
26.    Real Estate
27.    Security
28.    Social Enterprise & Non-Profits
29.    Sports
30.    Technology
31.    Telecommunications
32.    Transport
33.    Travel & Tourism
34.    Waste Management & Sanitation


Special WEYA 2016 categories are:

1.    WomanRising Entrepreneurship Life Achievement Award
2.    WomanRising Entrepreneurship Hall of fame
3.    Woman Entrepreneurship Advocacy & Support Award
4.    Women Entrepreneurship Network of the Year
5.    Non-Ghanaian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
6.    Emerging Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
7.    Woman Entrepreneur of the Year



Nominations are open from May 16 to June 10.


You can nominate an outstanding at


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