African Women have defied rhetoric and achieved that which was deemed impossible. Women in leadership positions across political and socio-economic platforms have shattered glass ceilings and prove that they possess the undeniable ability to effectively impact and steer the continent to the zenith of equality, equity and development. As the footprints to their successes continue to be documented, the impact is undeniable.
It is from this invaluable role that the Oxfam Pan Africa Programme draws inspiration to organise the African Women’s Leadership Symposium a first of its kind, that will give women leaders from all sectors an opportunity to deliberate how to leverage their leadership, power, influence and access for the development and progress of the African continent and the advancement of women and girls’ rights in particular. This is a platform that threads a needle between the past and present transformative women’s leadership.
Some of the African women leaders who will be part of the symposium include; Winnie Byanyima, the Oxfam International ED, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Special Envoy on Gender and Vice President, African Development Bank, Dr. Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kenya, Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, AU Ambassador on Ending Child Marriage, Jacqueline Moudeina, Human Rights Lawyer, Chad, among others.
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