15th - 17th September 2022

Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga, 7 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban South Africa
Nomusa Dube

Chief Host

Nomusa Dube – Ncube

Premier, Kwazulu-Natal

40 Speakers

Advocates of gender mainstreaming, facilitating inclusive decision-making processes for women’s leadership advancement on the African continent.

500 Global Delegates

Our delegates are women in leadership in the public & private sector, host and foreign government delegates, advocacy organizations, research institutions, and heforshes.

8 Sessions

Our sessions will drive consultations, policy framework recommendations, in-country opportunities, and leadership development to boost women’s economic participation and leadership.

About AWLC

African Women in Leadership Conference (AWLC) is an annual convention held in over 10 countries so far, for strategies and capacity building to advance women’s leadership. It engages key decision-makers to generate and implement solutions, and build partnerships for women’s development. Since AWLO believes that effective strategies originate from women, it engages them as its primary stakeholders to increase their leadership participation.

Conference Sessions


High Level Plenary

The Role of Government in Inclusive Governance Processes.
Prof. Uduak Archibong, MBE – Moderator
Fotabe Elmine
Emem Ette (Esq)
Neya Kalu 



Women in Business Closed Door

A showcase of 5 female-led businesses including an exclusive meeting with the South African and international business community


Leadership Masterclass

Building a Networthy Network
Dr. Betty Kwoko Mgimba


Intergenerational Dialogue

An Intergenerational Dialogue focused on youth-centered issues and youth integration to foster women’s solidarity.
Prof. Uduak Archibong, MBE – Moderator
Josey Mahachie
Agartha-Christie Ifee Kojo


Thought Leadership Panels

  1. Social Networking for Women Leaders
  2. Building a Support System of Peers
  3. Creating Safe Spaces for Gender Equality Action

Nonnie Kubeka
Dr. Safiya Musa
Prevail Farida Ahmed 
Mrs. Aniekan Essienette
Gertrude Osei-Assibey





  • Welcome Cocktail
  • City Tour 
  • HeforShe Fire Side Chat
  • 2 days Exhibitions
  • Awards & Dinner

Peek our Gallery

About AWLC Organizers

African Women in Leadership Organization (AWLO) is an international not-for-profit organization founded in 2009 by Dr. Elisha Attai for driving women’s leadership through gender parity, leadership effectiveness, and global development initiatives. With a membership of African women and women of African Descent across 23 Chapters and Youth Councils in 12 countries including the USA and the UK, AWLO strives to advance the status of women in leadership by creating an empowering platform and harnessing the synergies of alliance. AWLO’s women’s leadership solutions cut across all sectors, strata, and generations.

  • AWLO envisions a world where women take their rightful place as home and nation builders with equal opportunities and access in all areas of existence
  • AWLO’s Mission is to bring together female executives, entrepreneurs, professionals, and leaders to further enhance the leadership capacity of women, harness the synergies of alliance and fulfill the objectives of the Organisation.

Our Partner

The Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau is a partnership initiative of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs and the Ethekwini Municipality to promote the meeting or business tourism services of the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal and the metropolitan area of Durban.

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