Women in Leadership Africa East Africa Edition to Take Place in Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya, August 15, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The Second Women in Leadership Africa Forum will take place in Nairobi Kenya on September 18th & 19th. The organizers, Ideanomics Global announced that the two day gathering will focus on the challenges hindering the advancement of African Women in public and the private sector. The theme of the meeting is Women and Leadership: Global Trends and Local empowerment and will feature talks, panel discussions and workshops. The forum is being co-sponsored by Barclays bank.

"Every panelist at the forum has been carefully selected for their experience and shared vision. Besides acclimatizing the key participants with the achievements marked by women in the African world, the event will also draw up a roadmap for further enhancing their participation in all spheres of the East Africa's growth," said Savio Coutinho Executive Director of Ideanomics. "The forum's programme looks into relevant local and international best practices from which women can benefit and use as a bridge for accomplishing further milestones."

The first day will begin with a welcome breakfast with all speakers, sponsors and the media and is being hosted by Proctor and Allan, following which the forum will address challenges in the private sector. The first day will help participants learn from women role models on Defining and setting aims, goals & targets, how to use social media and other opportunities to Build a Professional Brand. Adapting to change in a dynamic work environment to stay ahead of the curve and to manage work life balance. The leaders speaking on the first day include E-Limu’s Nivi Mukerjee, Serial Entrepreneur & Founder; The Daly & Figgis Advocates Harpreet Ubhi, Conveyancing Department of the Firm and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya; from Kenya Association Of Women Business Owners (KAWBO) Eva Muraya, Chairperson; National Oil Corporation of Kenya Limited Sumayya Hassan-Athmani, Deputy MD; TESPOK ‘s Fiona Asonga the Chief Executive Officer and Board Secretary; From Strathmore University, Patricia Murugami the Vice Dean and finally Caroline Armstrong the Strategic Projects Director.

The second day will be focused on both the public and private sector and will be kick off on a discussion on the obstacles and opportunities for women to become political and civil society leaders. It will also look at the advantages & disadvantages between men's approach vs women's approach towards leadership and how to create a fair playing ground and environment for including women‘s participation in politics and all spheres of leadership. The leaders speaking on the Second day include Lucy Wanjiru Karume, Director from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority – KCAA; Kenya Vision 2030’s Ada Mwangola, the Assistant Director; Dr Salome Gichura Director of Higher Education from the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology – Kenya Ms. Sabina Maghanga, Director, Macro Planning Directorate from the Ministry of Devolution & Planning – Kenya; Catherine Ngahu the Founder and Executive Chairperson from the Kenya ICT Board - SBO Research; Honorable Petrina Haingura, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Health & Social Services – Namibia; Anne Wangari Kirima-Muchoki, Chairperson of the Kenya Investment Authority and Dr. Monica K. Makau, Director and Board Member of the Communications Commission of Kenya.

Following the opening discussion they will also identify gaps in training and nurturing the next generation of women leaders and what can be done to nurture it and this will be followed by a inspire hour to motivate women towards leadership.

The forum will come to a close with cocktail reception, awards ceremony and raffle draw.
Caroline Deshpande
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