The day-long programme will feature eminent speakers in panels ranging from women in leadership to education, media, entrepreneurship and the arts. There will also be a West African lunch provided by Eko Kitchen, and an opportunity to network with speakers and potential employers.
This year’s conference highlights include Madame Bineta Diop, African Union special envoy for women, peace and security; Theo Sowa, CEO of African Women’s Development Fund; Dr Agnes Kalibata, current head of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa and Lord Michael Hastings, Global Head of Citizenship at KPMG International. The conference will also profile Nana Ayebia Clarke MBE, award winning publisher of African and Caribbean literature; Paul Ayotunde Payne, operations manager for outstanding social enterprise The Key is E, and award winning documentary film director Yaba Badoe. Also featured are young entrepreneurs including Yasmin Belo-Osagie, founder of She Leads Africa and Sela Motshwane, founder of Touch of Africa Fashion, featured in 2015 London Fashion Week.