Ghana to Host AWLO’s 2017 African Women in Leadership Conference, Ghanaian First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo will Open Conference with a Keynote Address

The African Women in Leadership Organisation’s Africa Edition of the annual African Women in Leadership Conference will be held in Accra Ghana from the 29th March – 1st April 2017, at Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel & Suites Accra Ghana.

The African Women in Leadership Conference (AWLC) is a flagship event of the African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to harness and enhance the leadership potential of women leaders in Africa and channel them towards the unity and development of the region. AWLC provides a platform for women from all walks of life within the African continent and the Diaspora to come together to further advance the status of women.

This year’s Conference theme is, African Women: Unleashing The Power, Inspiring Greatness. It will be opened by Her Excellency, Mrs Rebecca Akufo- Addo, The First Lady of the Republic of Ghana who will be giving a keynote address.

The African Women in Leadership Conference (AWLC) 2017 is a three-day women’s leadership, development and empowerment programme open to all African women across the continent and in the Diaspora. It brings 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 Conference will feature speakers: Agnes  Emefa  Essah; Marketing Director Vodafone Ghana,  Fatima Alimohamed; CEO African Brand Warrior, Mrs. DayoKeshi;  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, GugulethuMakhari and Udeme Etibensi. The plenary sessions will be moderated by Rashida SaaniNasamu: 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.

The conference 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 AWLC 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 will be honoured.

Speaking on the conference, Hon Elisha Attai, Founder/President AWLO stated, “These three-day impactful conference and networking event will consolidate on the United Nations 2030 gender parity agenda, with an implementation of this year’s International Women’s Day theme; #BeBoldForChange at a critical time when the contribution of women is most critical.”

Delegates of the African Women in Leadership Conference are to register at

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