It is no longer news that Ghana is set to host the 9th edition of the African Women in Leadership Conference (AWLC), organised by African Women in Leadership Organisation, themed African Women: Unleashing the Power Inspiring Greatness.
This is a 3-day women’s leadership, development and empowerment event from the 29th March – 1st April 2017, that will bring together women from diverse backgrounds to interact, dialogue and discuss issues that are relevant to the achievement of gender parity and to agree on actions that will inspire change.
The African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to bring together female executives, professionals and leaders to further advance the leadership status of women in the continent. AWLC is one of AWLO’s flagship events.
AWLC began in Ghana nine years ago as the West African Women in Leadership Conference (WAWLC), but has fast grown to become the all inclusive African Women in Leadership Conference, to cater for women of African Descent from all continents.
This year’s edition is quite nostalgic as AWLC takes us back to Ghana, with even M-Plaza our first venue of AWLC in 2009 back on board as the venue for the 2017 conference. Amongst other historic features will be the keynote address by the first lady of Ghana, H.E. Mrs. Rebecca Akufuo-Addo to open this year’s conference.
The Conference will feature speakers: Agnes Emefa Essah; Marketing Director Vodafone Ghana, Fatima Alimohamed; CEO African Brand Warrior, Mrs. Dayo Keshi; DG, National Council for Arts & Culture Nigeria, H.E (Dr.) Mbuya Isaac Munlo; Malawian Ambassador to India, Laila St. Matthew-Daniel; Transformational Strategist/Emotional Therapist. Other speakers are Renée Boateng: CEO RenéeQ, Dr. Ani Nchiewe, Gugulethu Makhari and Udeme Etibensi. The plenary sessions will be moderated by Rashida Saani Nasamu: CEO I-ZAR Group and hosted by Michelle Attoh: Director, Emerge Ghana Limited. A one day special “True Women” workshop session on the 31st will be facilitated by Dr. Alaa El-Halwagy; A Business Strategist & Executive Coach – CEO, Innovative Group USA.
It will include Networking sessions, Main Conference sessions and a Workshop session; the main conference session will include speaker presentations, open floor discussions and panel sessions. Other highlights of the conference include a Business Welcome Cocktail, Sight Seeing around the beautiful city of Accra, and musical performances. The African Women in Leadership Conference culminates in an Awards Gala Evening where women who have contributed immensely to Africa’s Development and to the advancement of African women’s leadership and development are honoured.
Registration is ongoing at awlo.org/ghana-2017