The last two editions focused on the support of Sub-Saharan Africa female-owned enterprises. This year’s edition of the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award targets female founders from the entire Global South with regional tracks in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa and Middle East active in health, nutrition, and agriculture domains.

The 15 winners of the award will be gain the support of the Bayer Foundation, and will be elevated in their role to drive sustainability and social impact through their innovative solutions

Case studies

Claire Van Enk

“Winning the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award has catalyzed Farm to Feed, building credibility and curiosity with investors and partners. We also gained valuable exposure through marketing and PR and entered into an inner circle with strong network connections.

During the last year, we closed our first investor, scaled our network from 800 to 6000 farmers, and registered a 10% month-on-month growth. The award has been a game-changer, opening doors and providing us with the resources to thrive.”

Daisy Isiaho

“Participating in the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award 2022 opened up new opportunities for Zuri Health. We formed partnerships with pharmaceutical and telecommunication companies, expanded to new countries, and increased our revenue to $1.5 million.

The program also provided a supportive community of female entrepreneurs, and we plan to enter 20 new markets by year-end. We are grateful for the support of this empowering community of women, which played a crucial role in our success.”

Previous winners

Get inspired by the previous winners of the Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award, who have made a significant impact on their communities in various ways. They serve as excellent examples of how you can contribute to your community.

Morenike Fejemisin

Whispa Health

Caitlin Dolkart


Angella Kyomugisha

Kaaro Health

Cynthia Mene


Abimbola Adebakin


Claire Van Enk

Farm to Feed

Daisy Isiaho

Zuri Health

Diana Orembe


Yvette Ishimwe

IRIBA Water Group

Muzalema Mwanza

Safe Motherhood Alliance







Supporting organizations

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