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The African Women in Leadership Organization (AWLO) , an energetic non-profit organization championing the cause of women empowerment, gender parity, and the advancement of women in leadership has concluded plans to host its annual Global Conference in Virgina, USA
According to AWLO Founder, Hon. Elisha Attai, the conference tagged “AWLO Washington 2016” would unfold at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. It will provide an opportunity to harness and enhance leadership potentials of women and channel these into promoting the unity and development of the Africans and Africans in Diaspora. Furthermore, various speakers will have a veritable platform to share their stories, engage and inspire other women in a convivial atmosphere.
Speaking during a media Parley in Lagos, Hon. Attai noted that the conference slated for August 16th– 21st will feature such speakers as Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija -Keynote Speaker (Nigeria ), Mrs. Angelle Kwemo – Founder/Chair at Believe in Africa Washington DC (Cameroon), Mrs. Eveline Pierre – Founder, 1st Haitian Heritage Museum (Haiti), Mr. Jeffrey O – Motivational Speaker/Executive Coach (Dallas/Nigeria ), Ms. Phanice Kwamboka – CEO of Eye on Africa (Kenya), Dr. Almas Jiwani – UN women President Canada (Canada ) and HRH Princess Moradeun Ogunlana – Founder, African Women Health Project Texas, USA (Nigeria).
He also stated that the high point of the event which has its theme as “We’ve Got Power” would be the Summit of the Next Generation which has been specifically designed for preparing youths for better performance in leadership. Resource persons during this session will be inspirational women who will help equip participants with intellectually-stimulating tools that would certainly redirect their energies and bail the continent out of the quagmire of poverty, corruption, insecurity and political crises. In addition, there would be an AWLO Distinction Awards where women of various spheres who have demonstrated sterling achievement in business, commitment to the course of women and leadership would be honoured.