African Women on Board [AWB]@UNGA is our response to the United Nations General Assembly’s seventh annual High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development. We know that no discussion on finance in developing nations is complete without an examination of the gendered disparities experienced at the societal level. Black women play a pivotal role in the global economy directly as entrepreneurs, employees and in the informal economy. Yet their contributions go unrecognized. And so, we have to mobilize emerging and established African women to propel their success and also provide a platform for them to celebrate their achievements. The false narrative must be corrected, as economic empowerment has as much to do with how the world sees us and who speaks for us, as it has to do with pure economics.
We invite you to be one of 100+ leaders, innovators and dignitaries from around the world in this unique global platform that’s paving the way for African women’s voices to be included in the global discourse on gender equity.