African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) equips top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills. We act as a catalyst for innovations that have the potential to contribute to the prosperity and well-being of African smallholder farmers. AWARD aims to significantly expand and strengthen the capacity of African women scientists, recognizing their vital contribution to science and research. Africa’s green revolution will be accelerated if we stop the wastage of human talent and bring women’s experiences to the field and the laboratories. Enabling African institutions to invest in their own scientists and students will amplify AWARD’s impact and ensure long-term sustainability.