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Influential business leaders meet to empower African women


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AWIEF 2015 is expected to be the biggest gathering of female entrepreneurs on the African continent  and African ladies have reasons to be happy as key business leaders gather in Lagos to talk about approaches that can enhance their lives.

At the flagship African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum, AWIEF, several business entities will for two days to make inputs on the best way to engage ladies everywhere throughout the continent.

Enhancing access to fund, building capacity of women, cooperation in financial matters and guaranteeing satisfactory coaching for youthful business visionaries are a few subjects of concern to be tended to by AWIEF members.

Outstanding speakers CONFIRMED for this gathering and expo include:

Obiageli (Oby) Ezekwesili, Former VP Africa Region, World Bank

Adjaratou Ndiaye, UNWomen Deputy Representative to Nigeria & ECOWAS, speaking to the UN

Ndidi Nwuneli, Founder, LEAP Africa

Onari Duke, Country Director, Empretec Nigeria Foundation, speaking to UNCTAD

Lucia Quachey, Secretary General, Federation of African Women Entrepreneurs & President Ghana Association of Women Entrepreneurs, Ghana

Lilian Asomugha, Co-Founder/CEO, the Asomugha Foundation, USA

Sabetha Mwanbenja, Managing Director, Tanzanian Covenant Bank for Women, Tanzania

Njideka Harry, President, Youth for Technology, USA

Candide Bamezon-Leguede, President, ECOWAS Business Women Forum

Zainab Saleh, President, IWS Lagos

Shimite Katung, President, Quintessential Business Women Association

Dolapo Kukoyi, Partner, Detail Commercial Solicitors

Audrey Joe-Ezigbo, Co-Founder/Executive Director, Falcon Corporation

Mostaq Ahmeed, Founder/CEO, International Center for Microfinance and Social Enterprises, Bangladesh

Lere Baale, Director, Business School Netherlands (BSN Nigeria)

Nathalie Chinje, Founder/CEO, Upbeat Marketing (Pty) Ltd & Executive Director, WEConnect International, South Africa

Oluremi Aribisala, Chairperson, African Women Leaders Think Tank

Onyeka Onwenu, Director General, National Center for Women Development

Jide Akintunde, Managing Editor, Financial Nigeria Magazine & CEO, Financial Nigeria International Limited

Divine Nduhlukula, Founder/CEO, Securico, Zimbabwe


A key goal of AWIEF is to open doors for independent work, encourage work creation and lessen joblessness in the country. AWIEF 2015 incorporates a business capacity building and preparation workshop focused at youths

LEAP Africa, Business School Netherlands (BSN Nigeria) and International Women’s Society (IWS) are also partnering to see the success of this event.

The project will have the positive result of making members more employable and improving their ability to begin, develop and scale-up their organizations.


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