Women Advancement Forum 2014 & Awards billed to hold from May 25 to 29 in Banjul, The Gambia


Great things await guests and visitors to the Great things await guests and visitors to the Women Advancement Forum 2014 & Awards billed to hold from May 25 to 29 in Banjul, The Gambia. Dubbed “Africa's most attended gender conference”, the Women Advancement Forum (WAF) will bring together women Heads of States and Governments, diplomats, bankers and other influential women from across the African continent.

Already named as guests are Her Excellency (Mrs) Zineb Jammeh, First Lady, The Gambia; Her Excellency, Dr. Isatou Njie Saidy, Vice President,The Gambia; Her Excellency, Mrs Sia Koroma, First Lady, Republic of Sierra Leone; Her Excellency, Madame Marieme Faye Sall, First Lady, Republic of Senegal; Her Excellency, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, First Lady Ogun State, Nigeria; Ms. Almas Jiwani, President, UN Women (National Committee) Canada, and Mr. Peter Metcalfe, President, Foundation for the Development of Africa (FDA) amongst other First Ladies from Africa.

WAF has become Africa's most attended gender conference and has consistently for 3 years made its foot print indelible as the formidable platform for deliberations and formulation of affirmative issues affecting the advancement, empowerment, and sustainable approach to motivating and inspiring women of Africa. Since 2010, WAF has become the annual rallying point for women of different race, age, on issues regarding women economic empowerment in business and global partnerships.

Hajiya Aisha Ibrahim, Global Convener of Women in Logistics & Transport (WiLAT) speaking on the lunching of the Gambia chapter of Women in Logistics & Transport (WiLAT) at WAF 2014 said that it is a welcome trend adopted by WAF and WiLAT Africa because it would go a long way to address the issue of global partnerships among women. Women in Logistics & Transport (WiLAT) South Africa was formed and lunched at the WAF 2013.

At the 2014 WAF over 30 men and women in leadership roles are expected to deliver inspirational and lead delegates through gender advancement and empowerment; amongst them are First Ladies, ambassadors, women business and entrepreneurs, professionals as well as several others. Over 500 attendees are expected with singular purpose of taking affirmative stand on issues on MDGs, empowering the woman, and giving the world a future beyond MDGs.

WAF-mdg and WAF Tribute Awards are coveted awards. These awards have unique value, organizers disclosed, offering the opportunity to honour distinguished women and men from Africa and around the world at a special Award/Charity gala night.

Women, develop your high level strategic network and business contacts – get introduced to the premium circles of business, politics and professionals of African women. Promote your product at the exhibition where buyers and sellers meet. Confirmed exhibitors are successful made in Africa products and services; developed for African women and that include dresses made from African fabrics, cosmetics and beauty products, business brands for franchise etc.

Learn from the best, at the High Performance Negotiation & Communicating Skills pre-conference workshop. Find out the specific and essential contents for ambitious women in business, politics and society. Delegates will learn the secrets and insights which will get them to their goals faster, organizers added.

Book your seat now by clicking: www.womenadvancementforum.com.

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