• It's About the African Woman

    All AWLO projects and activities are focused around the areas that will improve the status of women in the continent

  • African Women in Leadership Conference

    The highlight of the organisations activities is the annual African Women in Leadership Conference where the solidarity and cohesion of the membership will be enhanced, actions implemented during the year discussed and shared and goals and objectives for the coming year articulated.

    The last edition (2012) was held in Banjul, Gambia in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and in collaboration with the Government of Gambia.

  • Objectives

    The AWLO seeks to advance the status of women in leadership in the African continent by creating an empowering platform and harnessing the synergies of alliance.

  • Membership

    The African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) is a non-profit organisation with a membership that is open to all women leaders across Africa.

  • Vision

    AWLO envisions a continent in which women take their rightful place as home and nation builders with equal opportunities and equal access in all areas of existence.

  • Be Empowered!

    The AWLO powers projects across Africa, with the aim of empowering women with what they need to succeed in business and politics.

About AWLO



The African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) is a non-profit organisation with a membership that is open to all women leaders across Africa. The AWLO’s flagship programme is the annual African Women in Leadership Conference (AWLC). The AWLC aims to harness and enhance the leadership potential of women in leadership positions in Africa as a whole and channel them towards the unity and development of the region.

Mission

The mission of the AWLO is to bring together female executives, professionals and leaders to further advance the leadership status of women in the continent and fulfil the objectives of the organisation.

Vision

AWLO envisions a continent in which women take their rightful place as home and nation builders with equal opportunities and equal access in all areas of existence.

Objectives

The AWLO seeks to advance the status of women in leadership in the African continent by creating an empowering platform and harnessing the synergies of alliance. The objectives of the organisation are:
  • To foster an alliance amongst African women in leadership positions
  • To challenge African women to aspire to take up leadership positions in their respective countries
  • To create awareness for women in leadership positions for proper conduct in office
  • To create a platform for unity, solidarity, cohesion, dialogue, networking amongst members for self development
  • To support and initiate strategies that improve access to legal, political, economic, educational, health services to advance the status of women in the region
  • To promote respect for the human rights and fundamental freedoms of women in the continent


The Organisation’s actions involve:

  • Advocacy at the highest level to influence change and women’s leadership in local and regional communities
  • Scholarships to promote leadership and equality for women and the girl child in the continent
  • Initiating and encouraging mentoring programmes at all levels
  • Education and ICT awareness programmes for women towards unleashing their leadership potential
  • Support and advocacy in all areas that promote financial independence and empowerment for women
  • Service and volunteer programmes utilising the expertise of the membership to support grassroots leadership initiatives across the continent


  • Focus of African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO)

    The focus of the AWLO is on African Women. Among some of the organisations projects will be the design and implementation of; gender programmes for Africa; training programmes for women in business; programmes for women at grass roots level; funding programmes for women and many others. All AWLO projects and activities are focused around the areas that will improve the status of women in the continent.

    The highlight of the organisations activities is the annual African Women in Leadership Conference where the solidarity and cohesion of the membership will be enhanced, actions implemented during the year discussed and shared and goals and objectives for the coming year articulated. It also provides the platform for recognition and celebration of women achievers within the region through the Awards ceremony and for election of officers.

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