AWiB Events Announcements


Fashion Open Call as apart of the two year EU funded Creative Futures program. The Goethe Institute in partnership with FA254,  will lead the open call to select one talented Ethiopian Designer (living in Ethiopia) to work directly with a European buyer to showcase their collection to the International market. 

We are excited about this segment in our program and are asking for your participation by applying and/or help in sharing the information among your networks. Attached with this email is the Fashion Contest Information and Application, as well as the Creative Futures Program two pager. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have additional questions.


Mekelle University recognizes the disproportional participation of women and male professionals in research and innovation for development. It has therefore been taking specific measures such as improving access to employment, offering tailor-madetrainings for female students and staff and allocating funds exclusively for female researchers. Even though such measures have led to some improvement in the percentage of female involvement in research, a serious imbalance remains.


16 December 2016 Written by

Gold Membership Package

Happy Holidays season to u all. As the new AWiB calendar year approaches, we have to think about the new programs & activities. We have 5 new board members to be introduced on January "AWiB Effect".  For 2017, a new membership package deal that would save you 2400 birr a year has been organized. Our challenge thru the years has been finding a venue 4 monthly programs 4 a reasonable fee. We have been searching high & low for 3 years w/o much success, so we are staying with Hilton who has offered us the cheapest in the city.

2 offers: one for 5000 birr, Gold Membership, inclusive of monthly fee (only 178 birr) & if u choose so, a huge discount  on WOE gala dinner for 1500 birr.  Another option is to stay with the regular 2000 birr membership fee & 400 birr 4 a program at Hilton. The new board with a fresher look has come up with great programs & useful weekend activities. To ease the anxiety of taking public transportation in the evening, we've arranged a service available from Hilton to your destination for a nominal fee. The new board's top agenda in 2017 is members' satisfaction & to offer u the best tools 4 personal & professional developments. The gold membership package is to be paid in one payment & does not apply to corporate membership.  

Gold membership is an opportunity for all who wanted to join AWIB as members but couldn’t find enough incentive. This newer package, we believe, is what you were looking for.

For details 0947350259.


15 December 2016 Written by

Call for Nomination WOE 2017

AWiB is now calling the public, AWiB friends and fans to nominate women from different sectors you believe have done works that need to be celebrated; stories you believe need to be heard; and female role models you believe need to be made visible 


Please find below the training packages that Setaweet PLC has prepared for corporate clients. I would appreciate it if  you could forward the document to your contacts, and of course, for your consideration for use in your own workplaces! :) icon Corporate Womens Leadership Package by Setaweet (222.97 kB)


SIMP Africa comprises of three weeks of Intensive training spread out over the seven months- all revolving around sustainable business and responsible leadership. This year after certain days of training in Stockholm, the team from 5 African counties are coming together to Ethiopia around January/February 2017…. For more info refer the link below.

So do you know if there is any particular business case that you think could be interesting to present to next SIMP batch, new business models or sustainability, start-ups or bigger companies.


Stanford Seed East Africa is hosting an information session on Thursday 8 Septemberstarting 6pm at the Elily hotel, Addis. This session will inform 
the business community about Stanford Seed's Transformation program (STP) and invite potential applicants to join the second cohort commencing March 2017. 
A brochure on the STP program is attached as well as a link for more information about Stanford Seed East Africa's Transformation program. 
RSVP by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +251 911 237 417.


Job Description

Consultant - Women’s Economic Empowerment Study

Objective of the Programme

DAI Europe, together with consortium partners First Consult; Enclude; and ITAD, is managing the UKaid-funded Enterprise Partners (EP)and Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Programme (WEDP) which aim to support and transform the private sector and Ethiopia’s continued economic growth over the next 6 years with a total project budget of almost £70 million.

EP is utilising the Making Markets Work for the Poor approach (M4P) and has two main pillars to achieve the goal of integrating the poor, and especially women, in sustainable economic enterprises that create jobs and improve incomes. The planned impact is to create 45,000 jobs (75% of which will be held by women) and increase the incomes of 65,000 households by at least 20%.

Find Out More Here ...


03 April 2016 Written by

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AWiB would like to proudly acknowledge its partners for the year.