Duke, Abiola, Oboli, Sosan, others for women summit 

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Aug 16th, 2014
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The former First Lady of Cross River State, H.E Mrs Onari Duke; Special Assistant to the Governor of Ogun State on MDG’s, Dr. Hafsat Abiola and former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Princess Sarah Bisi Sosan, are to grace the   GLEEHD   Foundation’s Women in Business and Leadership Summit (WIBLES) coming up on August 20 at The Dream Centre in Lagos.

The theme, Women – Transforming Societies, Developing Economies, would feature various plenary sessions, including Transforming Public Service through Women Participation, Women in Business: Transforming the Market Place, Emerging Women Leaders: Leadership through Influence, Media and Imaging Women as Transformers and a Mayor’s Forum, featuring local government chairpersons with the plenary theme – Women Transforming Communities.

 In a statement issued by the GLEEHD’s Africa Director, Dayo Israel said that the summit will address the importance of networking within professional fields and focus on the role of women in developing, transforming and sustaining Africa’s economies and communities.

According to him, our Sustainable Livelihood Programs have focused on empowering women and youths at all levels as part of our vision of an Africa in which everyone can achieve their potential with government truly serving the needs of their people.

He added: “Participants at the Women in Business and Leadership Summit will connect with other leading women, hear inspirational stories and learn valuable tactics that they can use to develop their lives and vision. No one should miss out on this transformative one-day event”.

Israel continued: “We are working with other international organizations and donor agencies, including the United Nations, ECOSOC,  Commonwealth Secretariat, Federal Government, Government of Malawi, UKTI, British Council, UNICEF Nigeria, A.D King Foundation, Commonwealth Democracy Initiative, Save the Children, Rostra Consulting, Amandla Consulting and other international development partners in promoting development in Africa.

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