The stage is all set as African women warm up for the 5th edition of the African Women in Leadership Conference 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), the forum is non-profit inclined with a membership that is open to all women leaders across Africa.

The African Women in Leadership Conference (AWLC) 2013 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 , 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 vs 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:

Almas Jiwani

Keynote Speaker
Jiwani, President, U N Women, Canada

Biola Alabi

The Woman As A Leader – Breaking The Glass Ceiling
Biola Alabi – MD, MNet Africa

jumoke adenowo

The Power Of Vision
Olajumoke Adenowo – Founder, Awesome Treasures Foundation

Sen. Jewel Taylor

Active Participation And Engagement Of African Women In Political Leadership
Senator Jewel Taylor

Aisha Babangida

Social Entrepreneurship – Raising Hope, Building Communities
Aisha Babangida

Comfort Ocran

Mentoring For Transformation
Comfort Ocran – CEO, Legacy & Legacy

Mrs Renée Boateng

Image, Style and Charisma; A Pre-requisite For Women Leadership
Renee Q Boateng – CEO, ReneeQ

Gloria Buckman Yankson

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

Dr. Hajo Sani

African Women: Leading Into the Future
Dr Hajo Sani – Fmr Minister of Women’s Affairs & Social Development, Nigeria

Sen Ita Giwa

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

Udak Achibong

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



  1. The package is sos rich and inviting, and I wanna say congratulation for your ability to arrange such an interesting package for women. I am proud of you and will give my moral support by advertising this to all the women I come across. Well done sister and May God almighty actualise your dreams in Jesus name, Amen. Wishing you the very best.

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