All roads will lead to the M-Plaza, Ghana on 29th March – 1st April 2017 as Ghanaian First Lady, Her Excellency, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Marketing Director Vodafone Ghana, Agnes Emefa Essah, Mrs. Dayo Keshi; DG National Council for Arts & Culture Nigeria, and a host of other eminent personalities converge for 2017 African Women in Leadership Conference.

The 3-day women’s leadership, development and empowerment event organised by African Women in Leadership Organisation, themed African Women: Unleashing the Power Inspiring Greatness, will bring 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 African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO), is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to bring together female executives, professionals and leaders to further advance the leadership status of women in the continent. AWLC is one of AWLO’s flagship events.

The 9th edition of the annual conference, which returns to M-Plaza in Ghana, seeks to feature historical events amongst which will be the keynote address by the first lady of Ghana, H.E. Mrs. Rebbecca Akufuo-Addo to open this year’s conference.

It 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 African Women in Leadership Conference 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 are honoured.

AWLC began in Ghana 9 years ago as the West African Women in Leadership Conference (WAWLC), but has fast grown to become the all inclusive African Women in Leadership Conference, to cater to women of African Descent from all continents.

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.”

Other personalities expected at the event include Fatima Alimohamed; CEO African Brand Warrior, H.E (Dr.) Mbuya Isaac Munlo; Malawian Ambassador to India, Laila St. Matthew-Daniel; Transformational Strategist/Emotional Therapist., Renée Boateng: CEO RenéeQ, Dr. Ani Nchiewe, Gugulethu Makhari and Udeme Etibensi. The plenary sessions will be moderated by Rashida Saani Nasamu: 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.