AWB@UNGA marked the official launch of AWB’s international programming and brought together some of the most powerful leaders in business and government across Africa and the diaspora for an in-depth discussion about how to ensure that African women are included in conversations on global affairs. Held alongside the UN General Assembly 74th Annual High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development in New York, AWB@UNGA continues to push to ensure that African women’s narratives are informing development models on the continent and beyond.
Guests and speakers included Hon. Chief. Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor (Vice President, Liberia), Dr. Joyce Payne (Founder, Thurgood Marshall College Fund), Hillary Pennington (Executive Vice President, Ford Foundation), Elizabeth Moreno (Minister Delegate for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities, France), His Royal Highness, Obi Nnaemeka Achebe (the Obi of Onitsha; one of the most revered titles in Africa), Tina Taylor (Founder & Chair, Heritage Leadership Academy & Core3 Innovations), Oscar Onyema (GMD and CEO, Nigeria Exchange Group – NGX Group), Betty Irabor (Founder & CEO, Genevieve Magazine).