African Women in Leadership 10th Anniversary Conference: Communique and Official Photos

African Women in Leadership 10th Anniversary Conference was held between 19th and 21st July 2018. Here is the Communique and Photos from the event.

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COMMUNIQUE AFRICAN WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE

African Women in Leadership 10th Anniversary Conference

The Vice President of Liberia; Chief. Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor delivering her Keynote Address

AWLO Founder; Dr. Elisha Attai welcomes delegates to African Women in Leadership 10th Anniversary Conference

African Women in Leadership 10th Anniversary Conference

Mrs. Yemi Adenuga – Founder Sheroes

African Women in Leadership 10th Anniversary Conference

Chief Opral Benson- AWLO Advisory Board Chairperson

Special Guest: Her Excellency, Mrs. Caroline Mchome, First Lady of Kakamega County, Republic of Kenya.

 

MacDella Cooper; Philantropist, and Former Presidential Aspirant Liberia, a Speaker at the Conference

Mr. Charles O’Tudor – Speaker. Principal Consultant, Adstrat Branding Management Consultants

African Women in Leadership 10th Anniversary Conference

L-R: Mrs. Ezinne Kufre Ekanem – Panel Moderator; CEO Rosemary’s The Soft Furnishing Company and Prof. Uduak Archibong; Bradford University UK – Conference Moderator;

African Women in Leadership 10th Anniversary Conference

L-R: The Second Lady of Ghana; Her Excellency Hajiya Samira Bawumia, Dr. Gloria Shoda, Her Excellency Chief Dr. Jewel Taylor

African Women in Leadership 10th Anniversary Conference

Dr. Violet Arene; The Current AWLO President

African Women in Leadership 10th Anniversary Conference

L-R: Barr. Timipre Wolo, Mr. Mark Garrat, Arc. Moradeke Okunrinboye during the Women in Male Dominated Sectors Symposium

African Women in Leadership 10th Anniversary Conference

Senator Florence Ita-Giwa

African Women in Leadership 10th Anniversary Conference

Gloria Ohuagwu – Event Compere

Dr & Mrs. Elisha Attai

African Women in Leadership 10th Anniversary Conference

Senator Godswill Akpabio

African Women in Leadership 10th Anniversary Conference

Ms. Inimfon Etuk Founder of She Forum Africa with AWLO Founder Dr. Elisha Attai

Mr. Mark Garrat & Prof. Shirley Congdon from University of Bradford UK

African Women in Leadership 10th Anniversary Conference

Mr Linus Okorie; President and Founder of Guardians of the Nation International(GOTNI) as a Panelist during the Women in Politics Symposium

African Women in Leadership 10th Anniversary Conference

L -R: Hon. Fotoumata Jahumpa; Former Speaker National Assembly Gambia & Hajiya Dr. Ramatu Aliyu President Council of African political Parties Women Wing Panelists for the Women in Politics Symposium

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African Women in Leadership Conference: Who Should Attend?

African Women in Leadership Conference is for Women who are aspiring to be more; who seek to improve themselves in career and personal lives. And hope to meet with peers in their industry; to maximize opportunities, be challenged and aspire for global relevance.

What is it About?

It is a Movement for African Women’s Relevance

Indeed, there is strength in numbers, and African Women in Leadership Conference is women, teaming up, forming a force, in one voice, and initiating a movement.
They are improving themselves, and creating opportunities for themselves. Working together, and creating solutions for Africa. It is a movement of African Women’s relevance.

To Engage Decision Makers

We don’t want to hope for the right policies and opportunities as women. African Women in Leadership Conference is an Engagement point for Stakeholders; to brainstorm, deliberate and join forces in AFrican Women’s Development.

This is where we engage key decision makers such as Business Owners, Heads of Government, Policy Makers, Institutions and Government Agencies to propagate the right agenda to favor women’s leadership.

Why We Also Engage with Stakeholders

There are tons of opportunities out there, and African Women in Leadership Conference beams the light on them. Opportunities for personal development, Opportunities to maximize for business and professional growth. AWLC is a global pedestal for networking with peers and mentors, and maximizing opportunities to showcase our businesses and competencies.

What’s not to look forward to

Since African Women in leadership Conference began 10 years ago, it’s been a major milestone in actualizing women’s leadership. There is so much to look forward to every year.

This year’s African Women in Leadership Conference opens with a reception on the 19th of July in honor of the Vice President of Liberia; Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor, a member of African Women in Leadership Organisation. This is a major milestone for AWLO; producing a female leader in that capacity.

There is also a Women in Male Dominated Sectors Symposium to interface with stakeholders and spark up conversation in this area. To explore the Unique needs of the Terrain, how to forge a career and future in a male Dominated Sector, the needs of young leaders versus the realities and how to bridge the gap, Building relationships with Sector Leaders, and examining the unique Problems faced by women and proposed solutions.

Asides from bonding moments, our speakers are policy makers, outstanding professionals, innovators, from all over Africa and the diaspora. We are going to engage in enlightening conversations and create opportunities for women to excel through Learning sessions and networking.

What are you waiting for? Register for African Women in Leadership Conference now via awlo.org/anniversary


#AWLOat10: ‘Women in Leadership’ is the goal and African Women in Leadership Conference is the Driver

It is true that African Women in Leadership Organisation is solidifying the niche ‘women in leadership’ for women of African Descent. Yes, we want to sporadically increase the representation of women in leadership.

[Tweet “it’s a fundamental human right for women to have equal rights and opportunities”]

Before we go into how…

We believe it’s a fundamental human right for women to have equal rights and opportunities, to harness their leadership prospects.

Do you remember the incident of Facebook COO; Sheryl Sandberg, while at Google, marching up to her superior’s to announce that there was need for (urgent) pregnancy parking lot at Google? Inclusion means providing an enabling environment, thereby maximizing the potential of women to lead.

We also believe that women need to take their ‘rightful place’ as home and nation builders. Not a one-sided narrative anymore.

Naomi King – Activist; Supporter and Sister-in-law of Martin Luther King Junior at African Women in Leadership Conference 2015

[Tweet “leading is an attitude, and we want this for more women”]

We have Identified a real Problem

The Niche – ‘Women in Leadership’ is still untapped because it is reserved for a few women who are in leadership positions. For us leading is an attitude, and we want more women to imbibe it.

AWLO is identifying opportunities for women in leadership. Removing barriers, challenging women, and channeling their leadership potential.

In a patriarchal society where women leaders are emerging; becoming self-aware and attuned to their innate capabilities. We continue to fan the flames of budding leaders.

[Tweet “super heroes and real-life ‘wonder women’ can exist.”]

How does African Women in Leadership Conference accomplish this?

By Magnifying opportunities for women in Leadership

Every year we gather to buttress the need for women’s leadership, and are validated by such victorious stories as Ayodeji Megbope’s; who has risen to her full potential. Also giving credit to a supportive husband showing how men can get involved…

She says hers’ is the biblical metaphor of ‘The rejected stone has become the chief corner stone’.

If not having her special moimoi recipe served at the white house and specially received by Michelle Obama, perhaps she might have become defined by the circumstances of an abusive childhood or her potential shortchanged due to academic difficulties; on whole a defeated self-esteem.

She has re-written her story and become a model; that women can lead outstandingly.

Every year AWLO raises a new standard by creating a platform for women to challenge each other and leverage on each other’s experiences to do exploits.

Bridging the gap of women in leadership

We want the biblical metaphor of ‘The rejected stone has become the chief corner stone’ to be the coveted narrative not reserved for only the Ayodejis.

We are afraid that women may go into obscurity because of a narrative that doesn’t support women’s empowerment.

African Women in Leadership Organisation is set out to promote the discourse of women’s leadership and create development opportunities for women through our Conferences.

The first female vice president of Liberia; Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor is a member of AWLO and exemplifies that super heroes and a real-life ‘wonder woman’ can exist.

Engaging Stakeholders in Women’s Leadership

Yes, women’s leadership is possible, and we are not just creating a discourse around this. Our efforts will be more potent when we liaise with stakeholders who play a key part in creating opportunities and proffering solutions to implement women’s leadership.

In addition to our array of passionate speakers and panelists, and engaging symposiums and leadership roundtable topics; we are more interested in engaging stakeholders for long-term impact.

We engage leaders from all sectors, professionals, opinion leaders, leaders in governance, diplomats, emerging leaders and others. AWLO is also signed unto the United Nations Global Compact and was represented at the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum to include women in workplace leadership on International Women’s Day 2018.

Identifying and Penetrating Niches

African Women in Leadership Organisation envisions that women break into sectors where they hitherto lacked presence, and we want to weigh in on issues that prevent women from penetrating such sectors.

In sports, politics, technology, media, oil and gas, and many other male-dominated fields.

For the first time this year we are creating an opportunity for such discourse and strategizing to have more representation of women in such sectors.

African Women in Leadership Conference holds at the AWLO 10th Anniversary in Abuja from 19th – 21st July 2018 at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center. You can find out more about it via awlo.org/anniversary


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