BY Pat PA Okon
AFRICAN Women in Leadership Organisation is the foremost organization for female leaders of African descent; for changing the narrative and building capacity of African Women in Leadership, High Level Networking, and Social Impact.
In 2009, African Women in Leadership Organisation started out as the West African Women in Leadership Conference, but its impact has expanded to over 8 African Countries. It is also a registered 501(c) organization under the federal laws of the United States of America, officially listed with the United Nations Global Compact and currently springing in the United Kingdom.
Since starting it has gained recognition from the United States Government, United Nations, Governments of African Nations. It originated from Nigeria, and has raised over 500 women leaders – AWLO members committed to the developing themselves and their community. In total AWLO is currently in 10 states of Nigeria and still expanding. Some of AWLO’s contributions to community development has been influencing the actualization of Nigeria’s 35 percent affirmative action, and the #1Mother1Child project spearheaded by H.E. Mrs. Alayingi Sylva to integrate children/young adults without support for livelihood, and encourage women leaders to support in raising them.
For the 9th time in 9 years, AWLO will induct new members. Every AWLO Induction is a making of Leaders, and a packed leadership experience.
This year’s will be an engaging day that begins with the #1Mother1Child awareness walk. To create awareness for women leaders to actively participate in raising and becoming benefactors for the younger generation. This ends at the Leadership Workshop Venue, for ‘The Power of Purpose Driven Leadership’ session with Dr. Violet Arene.
The crux of the day is the Induction Dinner & Awards. A grand finale featuring Leaders, keynote addresses, Awards, and New-Members’ decoration.
On our official guest list are; Gen. Yakubu Gowon; Father of the Day, Prof. Uche Nnamdi Azikiwe (Educator & wife of 1st President of Nigeria, President Azikiwe); Mother of the Day, H.E Martha Udom Emmanuel; First lady Akwa Ibom State & Keynote Speaker, Hon. Onofiok Luke; Speaker Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Mrs. Toyin Saraki; Wife of the senate President/Founder-Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBF Africa), Chief Opral Benson; Liberian Consulate to Nigeria & AWLO BOT Chairperson, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa; Politician & Philanthropist, H.E. Dr. Ipalibo Harry-Banigo; Deputy Governor Rivers State Nigeria, H.E Mrs. Eberechi Nyesom Wike; High Court Judge & First lady Rivers State, Dr. Violet Arene; Leadership & Management Consultant, AWLO Global Youth Matron & Board Member, H.E. Mrs. Alayingi Sylva; Former First Lady Bayelsa State, H. E. Hajiya Marya Aminu Tambuwal; First lady Sokoto State, H.E. Hadiza El-Rufai; First Lady Kaduna State, Chief Dele Momodu; Founder Ovation Group, Nat Kwabena Adisi; Chief Executive Officer – EIB Network Limited (Ghana), Mr. Ubong King; Security Expert & Founder Ubong King Foundation, Pastor Umo Eno; CEO Royalty Group, Mr. Churchill Udoh; CEO Westgate Global, Laila St. Matthew-Daniel; President/Founder – ACTS, Mrs. Ezinne Kufre – Ekanem, CEO – Rosemary’s Soft Furnishing Company, Hon. Emmanuel Bassey; Chief Whip, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly and others.
AWLO Founder Hon. (Dr.) Elisha Attai who is excited about convening the 2017 AWLO Induction says “It has been a fully packed 2017 for AWLO; from Accra, to Atlanta, and all the places we have been to this year. Yet it is not complete without officially welcoming our new members to the organisation, and giving them a Leadership Experience.”
AWLO Induction Dinner holds on the 15th December 2017 at Ibom hotel & Golf Resort. and #1Mother1Child Awareness Walk; 7am, Leadership Workshop;10am, Induction Dinner & Awards; 6pm. Visit awlo.org/induction2017 to learn more about AWLO Induction and register.
African Women in Leadership organization (AWLO) is open to all women of African Descent. AWLO brings together female executives, professionals and leaders to further advance the leadership status of women in continent of Africa, by creating an empowering platform and harnessing the synergies of alliance. Visit awlo.org/membership to become a member of AWLO.