Hello Friends and Family,
It’s no longer news that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we work — with more people, especially young people, working and earning online. We want to make sure that the experiences of young women are included in conversations around the impacts of the pandemic, the future of work, and how trolling affects all that. At AWB, we believe that all workplaces must be safe for women to thrive.
We are excited to invite you to join us for a discussion on “The Future of work: Trolling and the Virtual Workplace”, in celebration of International Women’s Month. The session is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, March 24th, at 5 pm WAT | 7 pm EAT | 11 am EST.
Register below to save your spot, and check out our fabulous lineup of speakers!
Alana Francis De Govia (New York, USA/ Trinidad & Tobago/ Grenada)
As The Africa Center’s Chief Program & Experience Officer, Alana leads the design of public programs and experiences aligned with the Center’s mission of transforming narratives about the African continent and centering people of African descent. Prior to her role at The Africa Center, Alana served as a Senior Program Advisor with Keep a Child Alive, an operating foundation co-founded by Alicia Keys. She has also managed programs and corporate partnerships on the continent with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Pathfinder International, and worked with ICAP at Columbia University in Lesotho.
Lydia Forson (Ghana)
Lydia is an award-winning actress, writer, activist, and E! People’s Choice Awards Nominee. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) for her role in the award-winning movie, Isoken. She is also the founder of the natural hair care brand, Kinky Matters. Lydia strongly believes in the concept of &”paying it forward”, and has been part of several charities and movements.
Lehle Balde (Nigeria/Senegal)
Lehlé is a global citizen actively contributing to Agendas 2030 and 2063 with experience specializing in communication for development, journalism with a focus on the economy, policy, business, entrepreneurship, financial inclusion, impact investing. She is the recipient of the Future Awards Africa for the category of ‘intrapreneurship’, she was also named top 50 women in media in Africa by the Media Awards, and a Lord’s Achiever for the media category. She currently works at West Africa’s leading provider of business intelligence and news, BusinessDay Media Limited, as the editor of the Weekender.
Elodie Zone (Kenya)
Elodie has been in Digital Marketing for 9 years and has used her following of over 200,000 to socially stand as a Mental Health Advocate for the East African Youth. Having worked for brands like Safaricom, Equity Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, she has also represented individuals such as Diplo, Chris Brown, and NSG doing media coverage for them while in Kenya. As of 2022 Élodie now focuses on Real Estate along the Kenyan Coast and continues to push the importance of Mental Health in all aspects of life.
Lisa Chiriseri (Zimbabwe/Dubai)
Lisa is an influential young leader and an inspirational brand followed over the last ten years for her unwavering dedication to making a difference through local philanthropy, CSR consultancy, and Christian ministry. She has worked with international NGOs, government departments, and grassroots organizations in projects spanning from women’s access to energy across Zimbabwe; health and sanitation interventions through building toilets from rural schools; and children’s education through FACEZ Education Fund which has sponsored over 400 beneficiaries to date. She runs her own procurement and distribution business and pastors a peri-urban church assembly under His Presence Ministries International church.
Fifehan Osikanlu (Nigeria)
Fifehan is the Co-founder/Managing Partner at Eden Venture Group. A polymath, Fifehan is an innovator and social impact architect committed to the transformational advancement and sustainable development of African people on the continent and across the globe. With 15+ years experience working with multinationals and local SMEs across various industries in the US and Africa, Fifehan has become devoted to helping society’s value-creators reach peak potential. She has been responsible for developing and executing growth and expansion strategies for organizations like Amazon.com and Viathan Engineering Group, while also managing projects across key sectors including tech, Media & Entertainment, Renewable Energy, Real Estate Development, Investment Management, and Power & Gas. She is a horticultural enthusiast, avid wellness and natural health advocate, and enjoys spending her time in nature, engaging with conscious film and music, and dreaming of a united and thriving black collective.
See you on Tomorrow,
The AWB Team
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