A world where women take their rightful place as home and nation builders with equal opportunities and access in all areas of existence.


To bring together female executives, entrepreneurs, professionals and leaders to further enhance the leadership capacity of women, harness the synergies of alliance and fulfill the objectives of the Organisation.

awlo's pledge


AFRICAN WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP ORGANISATION (AWLO) is an international not-for-profit organization founded in 2009 for driving women’s leadership through gender parity, leadership effectiveness, and global development. With a membership of African Women and Women of African Descent, across 23 Chapters and Youth Councils in 12 countries including USA and UK; we strive to advance the status of women in leadership by creating an empowering platform and harnessing the synergies of alliance. AWLO ‘s Women Leadership Solutions cut across all sectors, strata, and generations.


To foster an alliance among African Women of all sectors, strata, and generations.

facilitate decision making

To serve as a bridge to stakeholders and enhance decision making for the advancement of women’s leadership.


To challenge women to aspire for leadership, global development and emerge role models in their community.


To create awareness for good Leadership conduct and facilitate capacity building to equip women in leadership.



To support and initiate strategies for opportunities in all sectors; for the advancement of women and an inclusive world.


To promote respect of human rights and fundamental freedom of African women.


To create sustainable leadership solutions that permeate cultures, and generations.


To build and promote the spirit of giving, and community service in the African society through volunteer and social impact.

Our solutions

African Women in Leadership Conference (AWLC)

AWLC mainly engages the women, to increase leadership participation, since effective strategies originate from women, through equipment for leadership positioning. It also engages decision makers to generate solutions, implement best practices, and build partnerships for women’s development.

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AWLO Leadership Trainings

To provide limitless opportunities, credibility, and retention of women in leadership AWLO intensifies intellective and specialized leadership development through Trainings.

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iLEAD Clubs for primary and secondary schools is introduced to pupils and students between ages 5 and 17 as part of the school curriculum to learn leadership through co-curricular activities, and positive actions.

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Leadership Internship

While increasing the chances of workplace leadership for women, AWLO’s Leadership Internship produces job entry-level self-starters with a Compelling resume and a Project under their Belt.

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NGFL Fellowship

The Next Generation Female Leaders fellowship provides a springboard for outstanding young female leaders through opportunities and mentorship.

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AWLO Membership

Our Chapters framework at the local level creates a bonding experience and fosters collaborations among members, permeates grassroots development and becomes members’ Leadership Experience. AWLO currently has 23 Chapters and Youth Councils in 12 Countries harnessing the proven framework of Partnerships for Personal and Community Development

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AWLO encourages men around the world to be advocates with AWLO for the shared vision of gender parity through the implementation of specific locally relevant solutions for the good of all humanity

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Leadership Blog

As thought leaders we are engaged in creating resources, contents, and movements for advancing women’s leadership.

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