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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. 

This Month:

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 awb@africanwomenonboard.org 

See you soon!

The AWB Team

SPEAKER QUOTES FROM AFRICA SOFT POWER & AWB@UNGA EVENT 2022

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 investments

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 up

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 planet

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 ourselves

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 want

NEWS AROUND THE GLOBE

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Topicals Founder, Olamide Olowe Is
Youngest Black Woman Ever To Raise
$10 Million In Funding

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23-Year-Old Smashes “Triple-Glazed  Glass Ceiling” By Becoming UK’s First  Black Female Blind Barrister

Click HERE to read about Jessikah  Inaba’s story

 

Minnesota Welcomes First Black Gen-Z Woman To Senate

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