Monday 27 May 2013

Patience Goodluck to declare open AWLO 2013 in Uyo

The stage is all set for African women as wife of Nigeria’s President; Dame Patience Goodluck is billed to flag-off the 5th edition of African Women in Leadership Conference holding on the 14th of June,
2013 at the prestigious Le Meridian Hotel, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. Sponsored by The African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO), a non-profit/non-governmental organization, AWLO’s membership is open to all women leaders across Africa.
The African Women in Leadership Conference is a three-day leadership and empowerment programme open to all African women across the continent and in the Diaspora. The conference will include a welcome cocktail, networking sessions, the main conference sessions and a day of beauty, style and wellness. The main conference session includes speaker presentations, group discussions, open floor discussions and panel sessions.

According to the Conference Coordinator, Mr. Elisha Attai ,  this year’s edition promises to offer a superlative value to all participants noting that amongst personalities expected at the conference are the President of Equatorial Guinea, Mr.Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo; the Vice President of Zimbabwe who will be accompanied by the wife of President Mogabe; Ghana’s First Lady, Mrs. John Dramani Mahama who also will be accompanied by her country’s Minister of Women Affairs amongst others.

The conference will close with an Awards Gala Dinner where women who have made a significant contribution towards women's empowerment and development within their communities will be honoured. Over the years, AWLC has delivered quality conferences with presentations touching on
all spheres of life such as; Education, Economic Empowerment, Health, Legal, Political, Science and ICT and Women's Rights.
Our presentations are delivered by inspirational and dynamic African Women presenting on topics of relevance and significance to women of African heritage in harnessing their leadership capabilities.

Conference participants come from all walks of life. They include women leaders and women who aspire to be leaders. AWLC's target audience are:

Political Women Leaders
Women in Business
Women Legislators
Professional Women
Entrepreneurs and Innovators
Students (Tertiary)

Some of the topics to be presented on and discussed at the AWLC 2013 include but are not limited to:

* Active participation and engagement of African Women in political leadership
* The Woman as a Leader: Breaking the glass ceiling
* Social Entrepreneurship: Raising hope; Building communities
* The Whole Woman: Gentle strength, unbreakable spirit
* Mentoring: So many mentors, little or no mentoring
* Domestic Abuse: Breaking the silence
* Culture Clash: African culture vrs modern idealism
* Conflict Management Skills for Women at home and on the field
* Image, style and Charisma: A Pre-requisite for women's leadership?
* Entrepreneurship and Leadership - From BluePrint to Finished Product
* Empowerment: A new look; Is the African woman empowered in her home?
* Dream Casting: Creating visions that inspire
* The Emotionally Healthy Woman
* Harnessing the power of Science, Technology and Innovation to impact an increasingly technological world
* Strategies for accessing Finance for the African Women
* Our Legacy: Inspiring the next generation of female leaders in Africa
* Educate a Woman, Educate a Nation?
* The Transformational Leader
* Exceptional Business Leadership

Speaking on the overall benefit of the forum to women, Ms. Edith Uyovbukerhi noted that participants at the AWLC 2013 will leave empowered and with renewed vision to achieve their goals. The
networking opportunities at the conference are immeasurable as they are able to tap into a powerful network of African Women through AWLO membership.

AWLC 2013 Speakers will include:

Keynote speaker
 Jiwani, President, U N Women, Canada

The woman as a leader - Breaking the glass ceiling
Biola Alabi - MD, MNet Africa

The Power of Vision
Olajumoke Adenowo - Founder, Awesome Treasures Foundation

Active participation and engagement of African women in political leadership
Senator Jewel Taylor

Social Entrepreneurship - Raising hope, Building Communities
Alisha Babangida

Mentoring for Transformation
Comfort Ocran - CEO, Legacy & Legacy

Image, Style and Charisma; A Pre-requisite for women Leadership
Renee Q Boateng - CEO, ReneeQ

Entrepreneurship and Women's Leadership -  From Blueprint to Finished Product
Gloria Buckman Yankson - Senior Partner, PlanIT

African Women: Leading into the Future
Dr Hajo Sani - Fmr Minister of Women's Affairs & Social Development, Nigeria

The Whole Woman - Gentle Strength; Unbreakable Spirit
Senator Florence Ita Giwa

Taking Charge - It's Your Health; It's Your Life
Prof Uduak Archibong - Director, Center for Inclusion & Diversity,
University of Bradford

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