The Association for African Owned Enterprises (AAOE UK) will be holding the UK’s 1st ever African Women in Business Conference in Central London later this month. With the endorsement of Theresa May, Home Secretary & Minister for Women & Equalities, the conference will address a number of issues affecting African Women in the Diaspora today. From Opportunities and Equalities in UK Enterprise to the significance of African women in leadership positions to inspire girls and other women in Africa.
With a large number of the 5.5 million Africans in the UK* being women, this once muted group is now a force to be reckoned with. The historical event will bring together, inform, acknowledge and celebrate African female entrepreneurs in the UK.
“We are delighted to be able to host such a prestigious event and bring together this undervalued group of entrepreneurs to network, share ideas and brainstorm on matters of policy direction, program review and allied issues.”
Washington Kapapiro, Chairman AAOE UK
Confirmed speaker Caroline Marsh, one of Britain’s leading female property investors and of Channel 4’s popular TV programme “Secret Millionaire’ says “I am truly humbled and delighted to be part of this fantastic initiative and hope to inspire and encourage this wonderful group of women.”
Others involved in the Conference include Betty Makoni, Activist and Founder of the Girl Child Network which supports and promotes the rights of girls in areas of economic deprivation and instability; Margaret Sentamu, President of Mildmay International a pioneering HIV Charity and Mavis Amankwah of diversity communications agency Rich Visions.