The Forum brings together transformational women with global perspective on modern issues. WomenWerk is proud to host renowned author Taiye Selasi, CEO and inventor Jessica O. Matthews, fashion mogul Adiat Disuof Adiree and Africa Fashion Weeks, and Professor Abena Busia, among others. Panel topics include: the successes and challenges women face, a debate about feminism, opportunities for collaboration and social impact, and an inter-generational roundtable. The Forum consists of four panel sessions outlined at www.womenwerk.com. Admission to the Forum is free with advance registration at http://womenwerk.eventbrite.com.
WomenWerk is pleased to announce its hallmark Gala celebrating the rich and positive contributions of African women across the globe. The event will feature a VIP cocktail reception, live entertainment, and WomenWerk’s most prominent international supporters. Opening remarks for the evening will be made by Mimi Alemayehou, Executive Vice-President of Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the United State’s Development Finance Institution. Headliners for the event are Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, current Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister for the Economy of Nigeria and former Managing Director of the World Bank, President Bill Clinton and The Clinton Foundation headquartered in New York, Mo Abudu, Founder and CEO of Ebony Life Television, Africa’s first black-owned global entertainment network, and Dr. Mehret Mandefro, President of media house Truth Aid and winner of a 2014 Sundance Film Festival Award. Hosts for the evening are Ijeoma Genevieve Mbamalu, Founder of MUI-The PR Company and DJ Universe, leading Afrobeats DJ. Tickets for the Gala are available at http://womenwerk.eventbrite.com. Tickets will not be sold at the door.