The African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) announces and invites members of the
global community to her 12th Annual African Women in Leadership Conference (AWLC). With
more than a decade-long history of impact, holding the reins of women’s leadership, the African
Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) continues to unlock new doors to African women and
African American women’s leadership advancement.
Every year, stakeholders build workforces to deliver gender parity, as a result of AWLC’s impact in
private sector, public sector, and civil society engagement. While also building bridges for dialogue
between women and stakeholders, AWLC creates capacity building opportunities to engage women
as primary stakeholders.in the advancement of women’s leadership.
After a highly engaging 2019 African Women in Leadership Conference at Kigali Rwanda marked by
the support of the Government of Rwanda, Sierra Leone is set to host the 12th edition of the
African Women in Leadership Conference. The aim is to confer and galvanize action towards
creating the rubric for peace-building, while maximizing the environment to advance women’s
AWLC Sierra Leone 2020 shall call for Paper presentations from Academics, Researchers,
Corporations, NGOs and Public entities. As a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact
AWLO engages in work to support the UN Women’s mission and promote corporate Sustainability
through the ten Principles. Conference Sessions will highlight concerns on environment, and the
impact of its exploitation on women, and the assets that are women in playing pivotal roles in
peacebuilding. It assesses the potential impacts of multi-sectoral collaborations in mapping,
negotiating and navigating the future of Women already facing the threats of environmental and
climate change and multiple forms of violence, globally.
‘I consider it a privilege to stir a movement, calling on people of all genders to work in togetherness
for changing the narrative of gender relations and social balance. This is the tenets on which
AWLC is built – cultivating togetherness towards advancing women’s leadership. There is nothing
like when we contribute towards deepening the global vision of sustainable development”, says Dr.
Elisha Attai, Founder of the African Women in Leadership Organisation.
The chief Host of the African Women in Leadership Conference Sierra Leone 2020, Her Excellency
the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Mrs. Fatima Bio, says “To empower the woman is to empower her immediate and larger society for the greater good”. For her this is a proud moment, to participate
in forging new gender narratives in Africa, as she puts it that “Pushing the envelope for women
liberation in corporate, social and political engagements as well as their stability and collective
progress is the way to go at this time”.
AWLO welcomes international delegates of all genders, and all works of life, from all parts of the
world to African Women in Leadership Conference Sierra Leone 2020. It holds from 2 nd to 5th
April, 2020 at the Freetown International Conference Centre, Bintumani, Freetown, Sierra
Leone. Call for participation and paper presentations open soon.