Dear AWB friends and family,
November is usually associated with gratitude, so we want to say thank you for being part of our family, and keep you updated on our upcoming activities…
A mini recap:
In September, in partnership with Africa Soft Power and against the backdrop of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, our ‘Africa & the Global Economy’ event brought leading voices from the worlds of ESG, DEI, and sustainability together to take a connected approach to tackling intersecting global challenges.
The event was supremely popular throughout all of these communities, and you can read Business Insider Africa’s report on the proceedings here.
November 24th: we’ll be hosting an in-person learning session in Lagos, Nigeria, titled ‘On the Frontlines: African Women’s Leadership in Transformative Solutions to Intersecting Global Challenges’. This will mark the beginning of our ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign’, and we’ll be looking at issues around gender equality, women’s empowerment, climate change, and insecurity. Read more about this event and register here.
Interested in partnering with us on this event? Simply email us directly at email@example.com
See you soon!
The AWB Team
The way that Black women, globally, have had to jump through, fight through and arrive on the other side to get through these barriers is a message of empowerment. But I think the call is for more transformation. We need the frameworks to be equitable, accessible, and we need the investmentsSemhar Araia:
Head of Diaspora Policy – Africa, Middle East & Turkey, Public Policy, Meta
At the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, our aim is to put together the right structures to invest in black women and their brilliant and creative ideas. A simple why is because they know what’s upNorma Jean-straw:
Senior Program Officer, Gender Equality, Mass Media Partnerships at Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation
Africa is the future. I think we all recognize that we are living in an African century and it’s African women who really drive that future. So, focusing on those women, focusing on the issues that will create opportunities for them is the way to ensure that we have a bright and prosperous future for everybody on this planetAkunna Cook:
Fmr. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
I’m hopeful that my daughter’s generation won’t have the same challenges that we have. It’s so important for us to build businesses and institutions where we have wealth that we can invest in ourselvesSusan Chapman-Hughes:
Independent Director, Toast Inc. & Fmr. EVP, Amex
I don’t want us thinking ‘because I’m Black, I can’t do this’. I want us to take what we think we lack and make that our strong point – use that as the force taking us where we wantTigiuidanke Camara:
Deputy Crown Prime Minister (DCPM) African Kingdoms Federation (AKF); Chairman & Founder, Tigui Holding
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