From creative power to women’s leadership – How Africa Soft Power is propelling African thought-leadership globally

In May, The Africa Soft Power Summit returned to Kigali, Rwanda for its second ‘physical world’ Summit in what represents the highest-level convening for Africa’s creative and tech industries, as well as women’s leadership.

Across five action-packed days, leading voices and bright minds from the public and private sector organizations, as well as pioneering individuals from the fields of business, finance, law, media, technology, sports, art, entertainment, academia, philanthropy and politics discussed in clear terms, the establishment and sustenance of a more modern – and equal – African voice on the world stage.

“From political participation to business leadership opportunities and even boardroom conversations, there’s a need for greater representation, inclusion and acceptance of the African woman and culture is not an excuse”, says Ozonnia Ojielo, Resident Coordinator and Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Rwanda. Ozonnia believes that only a concerted shift in attitudes, policies and implementation that harness African women’s rich knowledge and experiences will set the continent on the path of sustainable progress.