Culinary artists who, through their creativity and innovative cooking methods, are changing narratives about African food.
Create or adapt tools, models, approaches, and/or harness technology to solve challenges within the food system (e.g., inventor, researcher, product developer, intrapreneur, etc.)
Accomplished change agents who have made ground-breaking contributions to the African food ecosystem and paved the way for others.
Private, public, and non-profit leaders who introduce and scale innovative products, ideas, and/or opportunities that contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive food system
Story-tellers and digital media gurus that create content, experiences, or products that amplify positive changes and opportunities in the ecosystem, change global narratives and connect people to different African foods and beverages (e.g., journalist, food blogger, food stylist, curator, content creator, consumer packaged goods entrepreneur, etc.).
“A heartfelt gratitude cannot fully be expressed. I’m totally out of my comfort zone and ready to tackle the world. I'm looking forward to engaging and volunteering in the LAWFF for as long as I'm still breathing. Taking over the world one cup at a time.”
“Also, I have had food businesses in Dar Es Salaam start reaching out to me for paid promotions after seeing my Dar Es Salaam food tour posts. I have left, but the fact that I got people to start reaching out to me is amazing.”
“Thank you, ladies, for making our stay in Tanzania. Thank you, Ndidi for all you do and still doing for us. I was able to pitch to several people with confidence before we left Tanzania, and you made it happen. We shall keep the flag flying higher. Thank you to everyone behind the scenes. Your impact is well appreciated.”
We accept nominations from across the African continent. Our goal is to be inclusive and celebrate the diversity of women in the food industry.
Nominations can be submitted through our website's "Submit Nomination" link. Follow the instructions to provide the necessary information about your outstanding nominee(s)
After the nomination period, our team carefully reviews all submissions. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment.
Absolutely! We welcome multiple nominations from individuals who recognise the outstanding contributions of more than one woman in the food and agriculture sector. Each nomination is an opportunity to shine a light on women's diverse and remarkable efforts across the African continent.
The selection process involves a comprehensive review by our expert panel. We assess nominees based on their impact, innovation, and dedication to advancing the food and agriculture sector.
Fellowship categories include Disruptors, Trailblazers, Food/Beverage Narrative Changers, Top Chefs in Africa, and Ecosystem Enablers. Each category recognises unique contributions within the industry. Learn more about them here
Quality over quantity! While multiple nominations can highlight a candidate's impact, a well-detailed and compelling nomination holds more weight.
Our nomination form guides each category. Choose the one that best aligns with the nominee's achievements and contributions.
Our selection committee comprises industry experts, leaders, and advocates for women in the food and agriculture sector. Their diverse perspectives ensure a fair and thorough evaluation.
Past fellows are ineligible for re-nomination. However, we encourage continued engagement and support from our vibrant LAWFF alumni community.