The Visionary African Women Summit 2024, a pivotal event designed to unite African women from diverse sectors to foster inspiration, empowerment, and nation-building has come to an end in Rwanda, with deserving women conferred with awards of recognition. 

It took place from June 12th to 16th, 2024, at the luxurious Kigali Serena Hotel, located in the heart of Rwanda’s scenic capital, also had women and every participant took part in series of mentorship programmes aimed at preparing them for leadership positions.

The convener of the Visionary African Women Summit, Ambassador Chinwe Lilian, expressed satisfaction over the massive success recorded at the summit, which she described as a dynamic platform for African women

According to her, the platform provided them with the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue, share experiences, and develop strategies to address critical issues facing the continent.

According to her, “Our mission goes beyond empowering women; it’s about creating a sustainable future for Africa through education, advocacy, and the promotion of peace.”

Lilian said since its inception in 2019, with its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, the summit has made significant strides in advancing its vision by ensuring that women attain leadership positions and contribute to national development.

“This year’s summit demonstrated our commitment to building a society where women can achieve their full potential, free from bias, and contribute meaningfully to Africa’s development,” she added.

Few of those honoured at the Visionary African Women Summit for their unwavering dedication to women's empowerment were Princess (Mrs) Rosemary John-Oduone, the founder of Ijaw Women Connect World wide, Dr Emefa Aku Ansah, a lecturer and a career coach, Dr Anita Neshiri, Jesisca Twumasi, the 56th National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) Secretary for Women's Development and valued employee of the Judiciary Service of Ghana and other distinguished dignitaries.

They were honoured with the Prestigious Visionary African Female lcon Award.

Top dignitaries in attendance include Her Excellency Prof. Charity Manyeruke Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe to Rwanda, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Kigali Prof Ogechi Adeola, Her Excellency Nigeria Ambassador to Rwanda was represented by Chief Consular Amb Joy Eko.

Barr Orbby Bossladylaw was also in attendance.




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